Germany: OCLC Acquires German Library System Provider, BOND
OCLC has acquired the assets of German library system provider, BOND GmbH & Co. KG. BOND, based in Böhl-Iggelheim, near Mannheim, is a leading integrated system provider for public libraries in German speaking countries.
The addition of BOND services will enhance and expand OCLC services for German libraries. OCLC serves the academic library community in Germany with a variety of library services including the SISIS-SunRise, CBS and LBS solutions. Together, OCLC and BOND combine to bring more than 50 years of experience in the development of library management solutions for libraries of all types.
BOND staff of 60 employees will continue to manage and serve libraries from the offices in Böhl-Iggelheim. OCLC also operates a technology and service location in Oberhaching, Germany. OCLC will continue to maintain and advance the BOND BIBLIOTHECA suite of library system solutions.
According to the BOND web site* they have more than 3900 customers in Germany and throughout Europe.
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