Best-Seller announced it has been awarded a major contract with the City of Lyon, France for the complete software automation of the City of Lyon Municipal Library. Serving over 2.5 million users annually in 18 different sites, the Lyon library is the largest municipal library in France.
This contract follows Best-Seller's recent expansion into the European market and the opening of its new European sales and support office based in Paris, France.
« For Best-Seller, this contract represents a strong vote of confidence from the French library community, » said Todd A. Joron, President and CEO. « A proven hi-tech product along with a strategic partnership with Ei Audiovisuel of France proved to be a winning combination. »
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 Europe. The Best-Seller system, the highlight of which is the PortFolio BestOPAC Web multimedia search engine on the Internet, is used by libraries to manage their operations and all aspects of the library.
With over 110 sites, Best-Seller's distinguished clients include the City of Montreal (Canada), the Department of National Defence (Canada), the Supreme Court of Canada, Statistics Canada, the Exploratorium (USA), the French Institute (USA), Geosystems Global Corporation (USA), City of Grenoble (France), National Library of Monaco, Toulon Municipal Library and Vincennes Municipal Library (France)./p>