SALT LAKE CITY, UT, April 15, 1999 — COMPanion Corporation announced a three year partnership and pricing agreement with the BC Ministry of Education for Alexandria library automation software. As announced this past January, Alexandria is one of the two library management systems identified as having met the selection criteria of the BC Ministry of Education. The pricing agreement will result in substantial savings to schools and districts.
As a result of this agreement, individual schools will receive the benefit of a significant reduction in pricing on automation packages for either Windows or Macintosh from COMPanion. This had been made possible by contributions from both COMPanion and the BC Ministry of Education. Pricing for upgrading the stand-alone version or other configurations of Alexandria is available from COMPanion Corporation and will also be announced in forthcoming communications from the Ministry of Education.
Officials from the Ministry of Education are pleased that an agreement in principle has been reached and that there is now greater potential for schools and districts to increase student access to learning resources through Alexandria technology. "Alexandria is a complete solution," states Pattrick Hansen, Vice President, COMPanion Corporation. "It gives you a fully integrated system at one competitive price.
The agreement is effective May 1, 1999 through April 30, 2002. The reduced pricing will be effective immediately. The Ministry also announced that no additional library management systems will receive this type of approval during the next 24 months.
To further aid British Columbia schools, COMPanion offers seminars and workshops that help librarians, teachers, media specialists and technology coordinators effectively integrate technology into the library. COMPanion is also rated #1 in the industry for customer service and includes one free year of 24-hour customer support with each purchase of Alexandria.