BiblioMondo awarded $2.1m digital media contract for The Hague eLibrary network
"Unique digital media to be available via the internet"

    Amsterdam, London, Paris, Cologne, Philadelphia, Montreal (ots-PRNewswire) -

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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 the world.

    About financial partners

    Investissement Desjardins ( 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 markets.

    Royal Bank of Canada ( 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.

    TechnoCap ( 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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