Best-Seller announced its expansion into the European market following its recent 100% acquisition of the library division from Speedware (France). Representing over 20 libraries, this recent acquisition represents some of the largest and most diverse libraries in France.
In addition, Best-Seller has announced the creation of its European sales and support office based in Paris, France. The opening of the office is scheduled for April 2, 1998.
Best-Seller's investment in the growing European market follows a year of unprecedented success in North America and the launch of a new product line.
Established in 1986, Best-Seller is a leading supplier of Year 2000 compliant library automation software and services in North America and has expanded to Europe as part of its strategic global expansion. The creation of its European office in Paris, France will enable Best-Seller to continue to be well positioned to compete in the international library marketplace.
Best-Seller provides multimedia hypertext software for the Internet. The Best-Seller system, the highlight of which is the PortFolio BestOPAC web multimedia search engine, is used by libraries to manage their operations and all aspects of the library. Best-Seller offers a complete, scalable family of Web solutions, including its upcoming BestCatalog, a web-based multimedia hypertext catalog. BestCatalog will link text databases to multimedia resources anywhere on the Internet offering users a single place to look for all types of materials.
With over 110 sites, Best-Seller's distinguished clients include the City of Montreal (Canada), the Department of National Defence (Canada), the Exploratorium (USA), the French Institute (USA), Geosystems Global Corporation (USA), the National Library of Quebec (Canada), the C.S.S.T. (Canada), Statistics Canada, Supreme Court of Canada, City of Grenoble (France), City of Monaco (France), Toulon Municipal Library (France) and Vincennes Municipal Library (France).
For more information, please contact Normand Cardella, Manager - Marketing at (514) 337-3000, extension 287.