MONTREAL, CANADA - May 25th, 1999 - North American software company Best-Seller has launched an enhanced version of its popular PortFolio library automation software on schedule as planned. The web-based PortFolio software allows any library or documentation centre to automate all of its operations and provide access to their collections via the Internet. Whether at the library, at the office or from home, users can access the library's collection of books, images, sound recordings and videos with the use of any standard web browser such as Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer.
The new version 7.04 of PortFolio simultaneously addresses the needs of both North American and European Corporate clientele. Features include a powerful new patron empowerment module whereby users can reserve materials that are currently on loan, access email messages from the library staff regarding books on reserve and current loans, modify their password and check the status of outstanding fines. European clients will be able to view account information in their local currencies and the Euro simultaneously and access the library's collection via Minitel (France). In addition, the legal deposit function has been enhanced and an entire book mobile module has been added.
Todd A. Joron, President and CEO, says, « In addition to the impressive list of functional enhancements in this latest version, the exciting aspect about version 7.04 is that it lays the groundwork for our next generation of GUI, web-based products which will be rolled out over the next twelve months.»
Many clients have already installed the new version and Best-Seller expects to complete upgrading all of its clients world-wide over the following months.
Established in 1986, Best-Seller is a leading supplier of Year 2000 compliant library automation software and services in North America and Europe. With over 160 sites, Best-Seller's distinguished clients include the City of Montreal (Canada), the City of Lyon (France), the City of Grenoble (France), the Department of National Defence (Canada), the Supreme Court of Canada, Statistics Canada, the Exploratorium (USA), the French Institute (USA), Geosystems Global Corporation (USA), National Library of Monaco, Toulon Municipal Library and Vincennes Municipal Library (France).
For more information, please contact Normand Cardella, Manager - Communications and Business Development Support at (514) 337-3000, extension 287.