PARIS, FRANCE - April 15, 1999 - The world-renowned and prestigious FNSP (Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques) in Paris has chosen Best-Seller's PortFolio web-based software for the management of the Institute's libraries and documentation centers. Best-Seller has been awarded the contract to replace the exisiting system with its state-of-the-art library software which uses standard Internet technology to provide Internet and Intranet access to the Institute's specialized collection of 600,000 items.
Over 4,000 scholars, researchers and Political Science students will be able to access the library's collection, query the system for the availability of a certain item and even reserve the item without any specialized software other than a standard Internet browser. In addition, users will be able to view digitized materials owned by the Institute thereby greatly increasing the accessibility of items that are in demand.
Todd A Joron,President & CEO says, « The FNSP library has been experimenting with the « digital library » for many years now and they chose Best-Seller because our vision and success in managing multi-media collections in the United States and Canada».
Best-Seller will begin converting the massive database immediately and estimates completing the entire project by the end of 1999
This recent $425,000 contract represents another important success for the software company who, since opening their European headquarters in Paris in 1998, have added the City of Lyon and the City of Montpellier Library Network to their existing European client base. With a strategic competitor acquisition in France in April 1998, the company continues to create a strong foothold in France.
Established in 1986, Best-Seller is a leading supplier of Year 2000 compliant library automation software and services in North America and Europe. With over 110 sites, Best-Seller's distinguished clients include the City of Montreal (Canada), the Department of National Defence (Canada), the Supreme Court of Canada, Statistics Canada, the Exploratorium (USA), the French Institute (USA), MapQuest.com (USA), City of Grenoble (France), National Library of Monaco, Toulon Municipal Library and Vincennes Municipal Library (France).
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