ISACSOFT a leading provider of content based solutions to international customers, is pleased to announce that the City Council of Paris has confirmed the selection and authorized the implementation of ISACSOFT's world-renown PortFolio Integrated Library System (LIS) suite, integrated with the complete ZONES line of library portal and Metasearch applications for the Paris Special Libraries Network. The entire project is valued at close to $2,400,000 and will be implemented over the next year. The PortFolio Integrated Library System (LIS) suite and ZONES are being offered through the BiblioMondo Library Solutions division.
“This award is an indication of the opportunities available to us in the library solutions market”, said Ronald Brisebois, President and CEO, “and a confirmation that we will be able to expand the relationships with major customers brought to us by BiblioMondo.”
A gateway to a vast holding of some 5.2 million items spanning History, Law, Public Policy, Fine Arts, Film, Tourism and many other domainsaccessible online and through 11 city-wide library service points, the Paris Special Library boasts one of the largest municipal special collections in the world. With a comprehensive products and services package from ISACSOFT, the Paris Special Libraries will operate 300 PortFolio-powered workstations with around-the-clock online access to the catalogue and an array of personalized account, request and Metasearch services via ZONE-1 and ZONE-Pro.
"As we get set to embark on this exciting new mandate for the Paris Special Libraries, we look forward to delivering an elegant solution that will empower its staff and enrich its users," said ISACSOFT Vice President for Europe, Mr. Jean-Pierre Sakoun. "ISACSOFT's extensive resources, coupled with our renowned library system expertise, bring a strong partner to the City of Paris, and a clear focus on helping it achieve its service goals. We're confident that that 2005 will unveil a library system and service environment for Paris that will inspire other municipalities, and reinforce ISACSOFT's commitment to innovation and unparalleled service to world's most important institutions.”
ISACSOFT Announces Management Team Appointments and Changes
ISACSOFT is also announcing additions and changes to ISACSOFT's management team. These changes are the result of the integration of recent acquisitions .
- Mr. Michel Beland will become an Executive Vice President responsible for integration and transaction processing.
- Mr. Michel Vincent will join ISACSOFT as Executive Vice President - Sales with responsibility for sales in all divisions of the Company.
- Mr. Yves Salembier becomes Vice President – Technology with overall responsibility for all of ISACSOFT's technology.
- Mr. Jean-Pierre Sakoun becomes ISACSOFT's Vice President - Europe.
- Mr. Serge Carrier becomes Vice President – Knowledge Solutions with responsibility for the ISACSOFT Institute.
- Mr. Mario Carriere becomes Vice President – Content Development responsible for creation and maintenance of our learning objects and other content.
- Mr. Michel Simard becomes Director – Product Line Management for ISACSOFT products.
All of the above individuals report directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer and all appointments are effective immediately.
ISACSOFT is also announcing that Mr. Ian Ferguson, formerly CEO of BiblioMondo will leave the firm in November to pursue other interests but will continue a consulting relationship with ISACSOFT on various integration and strategic projects.
“I am very pleased with these changes to our management team,” said Mr. Brisebois, “as we are now positioning ourselves to take advantage of the growth opportunities now available to us. "
ISACSOFT is a provider of content-based software solutions to its international customers. The revenue model is based on software licenses, copyrighted content development, recurring revenues and services. The solutions of ISACSOFT include knowledge management, e-Learning management, Library management, document management. ISACSOFT is headquartered in Montreal, Canada and supports operations in Quebec City, New York, Paris, London, Cologne, and The Hague, as well as an international network of distributors.