The Haag, Netherlands & Montreal, Canada – August 5 2003 – BiblioMondo Inc., a leading provider of integrated solutions to the world's public, academic and special libraries, is pleased to announce that its Concerto™ ILS platform has been selected by the Public Library of Gouda, Netherlands. In a rigorous European contest between the world's top ILS vendors, the Public Library of Gouda has elected to move from its current system in favor of BiblioMondo's world-renowned ILS solutions and services.
“We are happy to welcome Gouda to BiblioMondo's network of European partners,” said Humphrey Pickering, Vice President of BiblioMondo Europe. “We are also pleased to see the Concerto platform in its latest version come out in front of the pack once again, as the first choice in library automation for Europe's municipal, city and national libraries.”
“Our selection process brought us many possible scenarios, technologies and approaches, and BiblioMondo was clearly the strongest on offer,” said Mrs. Nan van Schendel, Director of the Gouda Public Library. “Their extensive experience with large, complex, multilingual installations across Europe, the scope and power of the Concerto system, and the outstanding reputation of Netherlands sales & support team made BiblioMondo the obvious choice for the future direction of our library.”
Gouda joins such prestigious Dutch institutions as the public libraries of Den Haag, Den Helder and Dordrecht, and library consortia ProBiblio and Symbiose to choose BiblioMondo. Gouda's conversion to Concerto will commence in September 2003.
About BiblioMondo Inc.
Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, BiblioMondo provides Integrated Library
Automation Solutions to the world's leading public, academic and special libraries, and consortia. With a network of 1400 libraries served by offices in Britain, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Canada and the United States, BiblioMondo brings to its clients unparalleled global reach, powered by comprehensive local, multilingual support. Our web-centric, multi-platform family of products reaches an estimated 19 million users worldwide.