Montreal, Canada - November 22nd, 1999. Human Resources Development Canada has chosen Best-Seller's e-Library Network to link their 78 documentation centers across Quebec. Using Best-Seller's web-based PortFolio software, users of the documentation centers will be able to manage and access their specialized collection from any one of its 78 centers across Quebec, or alternatively, from any location via the Internet.
In addition, the 78 centers have chosen Best-Seller as their Application Service Provider. Best-Seller shall therefore host and maintain the PortFolio system at its world headquarters in Montreal. By using secure Intranets established specifically for their clients, all 78 sites will maintain their collections on-line at Best-Seller while users will be able to search the collection via a high-speed Internet connection. All of the hardware and software maintenance shall be provided by Best-Seller.
Todd A. Joron, President and CEO, says « Best-Seller's web-based e-Library Network was designed specifically for libraries wanting to network their sites via the Internet or their corporate Intranet. With our web-based PortFolio Application Service Provider offering, libraries can be up and running immediately, are always assured of the latest developments and upgrades, and enjoy enhanced security, backup and customer support.»
PortFolio is the heart of Best-Seller’s e-Library Network software and includes all modules required for a library to manage its local collections in addition to participate in the world-wide community of automated libraries. With PortFolio, patrons, whether in the library, at their offices, or in their own homes can search for materials at the library, reserve them for later use, or search the collections of other libraries around the world.
Best-Seller is a leading supplier of e-Library Networks and services in North America and Europe. With now over 300 sites, Best-Seller’s distinguished clients include the Supreme Court of Canada, Statistics Canada, the Quebec National Library, Hydro-Quebec, Alcan, the City of Montreal, the Department of National Defense (Canada), the Exploratorium (USA), the French Institute (USA), MapQuest.com (USA), the City of Lyon (France), the City of Grenoble (France), the National Library of Monaco, the City of Montpellier (France), and Vincennes Municipal Library (France).