Avignon, France July 30 2003 BiblioMondo France is pleased to announce that the city of Avignon has selected BiblioMondo to automate its newly merged network of municipal libraries.
Avignon joins a legion of large and medium-sized public and academic libraries in France that have chosen BiblioMondo's PortFolio family of library automation products and services to serve their expanding communities. Along with Paris region clients including Bibliothèque Publique d'Information (BPI), the Fondation nationale des sciences politiques (Sciences-Po) and L'Ecole des Chartres, BiblioMondo serves a growing network of clients in the South-Eastern corner of France that includes the municipalities of Grenoble, Lyon, Montpellier, Marseille, Cannes, Nice and Monaco.
This announcement confirms BiblioMondo's success in France, and reinforces the company's strong position as the software of choice for the country's rapidly consolidating public and academic library networks.
"There is no question that this new generation of merged libraries is getting serious about their ILS." said Jean-Pierre Sakoun, Deputy Vice-President of BiblioMondo Europe. "They are looking for people that are close to them, and who can deliver advanced capabilities and smooth conversions on time, and on budget. Our unique combination of powerful and flexible ILS technologies, and intelligent client services makes BiblioMondo the clear choice for the libraries of the future."
"We are excited to be working with an international ILS provider of BiblioMondo's caliber for the integration of our municipal libraries," said, Mme Saurel, of the Avignon City Library. "This is a critical year, not just for our organization, but for our customers as we move to a new operational model, and a new way of interfacing with this extended community. BiblioMondo's track record of successful implementations here, and across Europe made them the obvious partner."
The PortFolio library system answers all the demands of today's public, academic and enterprise libraries through an elegant integration of software modules that assist the library's essential functions, including Cataloging, Circulation, Acquisitions, Serials and the OPAC. Within this comprehensive library automation architecture, users enjoy a rich and intuitive set of features and functions, backed up by world-renowned integration services and support, delivered by experienced library scientists.
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 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.