BiblioMondo(TM) Awarded $2.1M Digital Media Contract for The Hague eLibrary Network - "Unique Digital Media to be Available via the Internet"

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Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from BiblioMondo

/PRNewswire/ - BiblioMondo(TM) - the World's eLibrary Network(TM)
 (www.BiblioMondo.com) 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 (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 markets.
     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.
     TechnoCap (www.TechnoCap.com) 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).
 
 

SOURCE BiblioMondo
/PRNewswire/ - BiblioMondo(TM) - the World's eLibrary Network(TM)
 (www.BiblioMondo.com) 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 (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 markets.
     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.
     TechnoCap (www.TechnoCap.com) 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).
 
 SOURCE BiblioMondo