MARKHAM, ON (December 27, 1999) - The Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM), representing a consortium of three teaching hospitals, has chosen Geac's ADVANCE library automation solution to provide integrated system functionality
While separated geographically, the three hospital libraries will be managed centrally. CHUM will be taking advantage of Geac's client/server technology to facilitate workflow. The GeoPac module will be used by staff as the search and retrieval mechanism allowing access to Z39.50 resources worldwide. Library staff will also be making full use of the context sensitive MARC policy help available in GeoCat, the Cataloguing module to create and modify bibliographic records. The consortium plans to implement the Web-based OPAC in the near future to further integrate and enhance access to its collections as well as those of the Université de Montréal with whom they share patrons.
Paramount to choosing Geac for a replacement automation system was the company's proven record at the Université de Montréal and other Montreal-area libraries. "We wanted to provide our patrons with a user-interface that was familiar and user-friendly, explained André Allard, Chief Librarian. "Geac's ADVANCE system responds to the majority of our requirements. Its installation at the Université of Montréal exemplifies what the three libraries wanted to offer and also what our users expect in a library system."
"Geac is noted for the high quality and responsiveness of our support services and works hard to maintain strong partnerships with our customers," stated Jon Brooks, General Manager of Geac's Library Division. "These factors combined with the system's bilingual capability, flexibility and rich functionality are essential to providing CHUM with a fully integrated solution that responds to the consortium's diverse requirements. We look forward to building a long working relationship with these libraries."