Markham, Ont. and Bristol, U.K. -- (March 1993) -- Geac Computer Corporation Limited is pleased to announce that the London Borough of Barnet in the U.K. has selected Geac to provide a library automation system.
With plans to take their 17 library network into the 21st century, the London Borough of Barnet's City Council chose a phased implementation to ultimately automate using Geac's Unix-based ADVANCE Integrated Library System.
Borough Councillor Victor Lyon, Chairman of Barnet's Recreation, Leisure and Arts Committe, said, "The library system is an exciting development in the Library Service. Staff will be able to provide more effective service while patrons will be able to get a great deal more out of their library. Geac offers the best with regard to cost and quality of service. It is a proven system already used successfully by a number of local authorities including the London boroughs of Hillingdon, Sutton and Redbridge. The computer system will satisfy the Libraries' needs for the next 7 to 10 years."
The value of the contract is over Cdn$1.0 million.
Stephen J. Sadler, President and CEO of Geac added, "We are pleased that the London Borough of Barnet is planning for the 21st century with Geac."
Operating in 10 countries covering North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, Geac Computer Corporation Limited delivers complete Unix and other computer solutions to various vertical markets including: public and academic libraries, financial institutions, hotels, construction, property management, manufacturing and distribution. Geac has development centres in Canada, the U.S., the U.K., France, Australia and New Zealand. Headquartered in Markham, Ontario, Canada, Geac is a publicly traded company with its common shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (Symbol: GAC).