MONTREAL, CANADA - April 28, 1999 - Both the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages and the Canadian Human Rights Commission Libraries have chosen Best-Seller's PortFolio web-based software to manage their bilingual collection of specialized materials. The Ottawa-based federal government libraries have used an automated system for several years but chose to replace it with Best-Seller's NT-based PortFolio because of its bilingual interfaces and web-access capabilities.
Both libraries plan on providing access to their collections via their departmental intranets once implementation has been completed. Departmental users will have access to the collections with only a browser and be able to work in the language of their choice.
Rosemarie Benoit, Chief Librarian of the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages, says, « Since we started working with Best-Seller, we have been impressed with the quality and professionalism of their staff. This was important to us when we chose Best-Seller as our library automation vendor. »
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 Department of National Defence (Canada), the Supreme Court of Canada, Statistics Canada, the Exploratorium (USA), the French Institute (USA), MapQuest.com (USA), City of Grenoble (France), 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.