Amsterdam, London, Paris, Cologne, Philadelphia, Montreal
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BiblioMondo(TM) - the World's eLibrary Network(TM)
) announced today that it has been awarded
a $2.1 million dollar digital media contract for the networking of 20
library nodes of The Hague Public Library, Netherlands using
BiblioMondo's Web-centric CONCERTO(TM) software.
The Hague eLibrary network is one of the largest in the
Netherlands. With over 200,000 users and 20 network nodes, this
network of libraries will include 13 nodes for telematics centres
integrating library and education services and including digital
media and Internet access. In 2001, The Hague's total collection of
works, which includes an important selection of digital media (audio,
video, digital works), shall exceed 10.5 million objects.
"We selected BiblioMondo due to its massively scalable Web-centric
CONCERTO(TM) software capable of handling our over 200,000 users."
said Alexander Burgers van den Bogaert, director of The Hague Public
Library. "By selecting BiblioMondo(TM), The Hague shall soon enrich
the world by providing access to our unique digital media collection
via BiblioMondo's eLibrary Network."
"The content within the world's libraries is larger than the
Internet." said Todd Joron, President & CEO of BiblioMondo. "The
Hague Library Network represents an important addition to the
BiblioMondo eLibrary Network as BiblioMondo continues to unleash the
Optical Tidal Wave on the world's digital media libraries."
BiblioMondo is the world's eLibrary network.
BiblioMondo(TM) provides massively scalable networking software
for the world's 712,000 digital media libraries and access to their
vast content via the Internet or Corporate Intranet. With Y2001
revenues projected at over $17M, 140 employees and offices in 6
countries, BiblioMondo(TM) has network nodes in London, Paris,
Cologne, Amsterdam, Philadelphia and Montreal and boasts 1400 clients
in 9 countries and 19 million users.
BiblioMondo(TM) has the largest network of libraries in the world.
BiblioMondo's clients in North America include America OnLine Inc.,
the world leader in interactive services; Hydro-Quebec, the largest
supplier of electricity in North America; the Bibliotheque Nationale
du Quebec, the largest library in Quebec. In Europe other major
customers include the Bibliotheque municipale de Lyon, the largest
network of municipal libraries in France; the City of Hamburg, the
largest single library network in Germany; PRISM, the largest shared
local-authority system in England and ProBiblio, which is
simultaneously the largest library network in the Netherlands and in
About financial partners
Investissement Desjardins (www.Desjardins.com/id
) is the venture
capital arm of the Mouvement Desjardins, covering investment in
growth companies and investment funds. Its mission is to create value
in associated companies and help them achieve a significant position
in their sector of activity, on both Canadian and international
Royal Bank of Canada (www.RoyalBank.com
) is a diversified global
financial services group and a leading provider of personal and
commercial banking, investment and trust services, insurance,
corporate and investment banking, online banking and
transaction-based services including custody.
) is a venture capital company that is
in the business of starting and building massively scalable
netOptical companies. TechnoCap's investee companies (the
"TechnoAffiliates") include massively parallel optical companies such
as YottaYotta, VIPswitch, Hyperchip and BigBangwidth and massively
scalable net software companies such as webPLAN, OriginalSim, netPCS,
Jiveway, GlobalMedic, FreeBalance and BiblioMondo(TM).
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Josee-Michelle Simard, Account Manager
Simard Hamel Communications
Phone +1 514 287 9811
Christian Belair, Vice-President
Phone +1 514 337 3000, ext. 262