Montreal, January 31, 1997. Best-Seller, Inc. has announced that 1996 was a banner year for the North American supplier of library automation systems. In addition to selling a record number of systems in Canada and the United States, Best-Seller launched PortFolio, the latest generation Best-Seller software designed for the 21st Century. Developed entirely in World Wide Web technology (HTML, HTTP servers and Java clients) on the client-server model, PortFolio supports thin clients running browsers accessing the database on a variety of servers.
Best-Seller continues to be the software of choice by public libraries with 6 recent additions to the Best-Seller family of clients. Since July of 1996, the cities of Trois-Rivieres, Cornwall and Varennes all chose Best-Seller software for its many features and reputation of its staff for excellent, personalized service.
Quebec's occupational health and safety board, the CSST, required a system where both the database and the application could be easily customized, and their specific needs could not be med by traditional library systems. In addition, the CSST needed to provide access to their catalogue from the World Wide Web without special client software. Best-Seller was able to satisfy all their special requirements.
Shirley Kieran, President of Best-Seller, says ”Our clients have always been early adopters of technology. Together we have developed a product line that is second to none in functionality. But we're just begun. Last year we conquered the Web. This year we're going after the smaller library. Look out for more major announcements in the coming weeks.”