The owners of not-for-profit BLCMP have voted to adopt a profit-making trading model effective April 1999. A new company, Talis Information Ltd., has been registered and will carry out all of BLCMP's trading from that date. BLCMP is a major supplier of automated library systems to academic and public libraries in the U.K., with over 90 customers. The new company name has been the product name of BLCMP's automated library system product since 1992. All of the assets and contractual responsibilities of BLCMP will pass to the new company in return for 100 percent of the initially issued shares.
It is quite possible that Talis Information Ltd. will seek to broaden the market for the Talis product to include other countries, especially English-speaking countries.
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