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Patrons to benefit from compelling search and discovery interface

Stichting (BNL), the national foundation for public libraries in the Netherlands, has selected ProQuest business Serials Solutions® to adapt AquaBrowser® as an additional custom end-user interface to BNL’s new national catalog (NBC) for print,digital and electronic collections. Based on a single unified index, the NBC will enable patrons to seamlessly search the local collections (books, journals, e-books, games, CDs, etc.) of member libraries as well as commercial and open source electronic data sources provided by the BNL. Serials Solutions was chosen to provide the interface for the new catalog based on its success with the similar Open Vlacc project with Bibnet, an organization of the Flemish government.

“We are committed to delivering a uniform search and discovery experience for our patrons and it was critical to secure a technology partner that could develop a compelling solution,” said Diederik van Leeuwen, Directeur, Stichting “The latest version of AquaBrowser and the successful Bibnet project demonstrates Serials Solutions’ user experience and search expertise – and why the company is the best choice for this strategic initiative.”

“The flexibility of the AquaBrowser architecture enables us to develop customized solutions for libraries,” said Jim Miesse, director of product management, Serials Solutions. “This project and the solution we developed for Bibnet exemplifies our ability to deliver a superior end user experience, whether it is using the AquaBrowser search engine or interoperating through APIs to other search engines and systems.” 

About BNL
BNL was founded in 2009 to develop, deploy and manage digital services commissioned by the Ministry of Education for all public libraries. In close coordination with the Association of Public Libraries, BNL is responsible for purchasing and providing access and services for national electronic content, including e-books and e-music. 

BNL is located at The Hague, the Netherlands. 

About Serials Solutions
Serials Solutions helps libraries work better by providing innovative, practical Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for discovery and management, driven by a comprehensive knowledgebase and coupled with unparalleled client support services.

 Serials Solutions, a ProQuest business, is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

20 December 2012

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