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Greenwood Village, CO, United States, 2013/05/30 - After a competitive bidding process, the Dutch National Library selected Ciber for its new e-books platform for all libraries in the Netherlands - Bibliotheek.nl / CIBER.com. NYSE: CBR
In the agreement, Ciber will setup and maintain the mobile application software for an extensive digital library, making library volumes accessible to a larger audience through the use of Ciber’s e-books platform. According to the terms of the agreement, Ciber will also maintain security of all electronic files, while Bibliotheek.nl is responsible for the management of the library infrastructure, purchasing e-books for libraries, adding e-book titles into the catalog and maintaining user memberships.
“Strategically we focus on select markets where we deliver high-end services and reusable platforms that deliver instant value,” said Mario Smit, Ciber’s director of Technology Solutions. “This agreement is a great showcase for Ciber’s mobile e-books platform that will allow some 4,000, 000 members of the Dutch National Library to borrow e-books.”
The initiative will enable library members to borrow and read e-books on tablets, smartphones, e-readers and computers starting with an initial collection of 2,000 e-book titles in fourth quarter 2013. The agreement with Bibliotheek.nl is a significant step toward a complete digital infrastructure to make e-book lending available to members of public libraries.
About Bibliotheek.nl (BNL)
Bibliotheek.nl is developed and maintained by Foundation Bibliotheek.nl and offers free access to information, knowledge and culture so that people can move consciously, critically and actively in society. BNL has the most complete and versatile collection of library materials in The Netherlands.
Ciber (ciber.com) is a global IT consulting company with 6,700 consultants in North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific, and approximately $1 billion in annual revenue. Client focused and results driven, Ciber partners with organizations to develop technology strategies and solutions that deliver tangible business value. Founded in 1974, the company trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CBR).