DENVER, CO June 25, 2008 – Six more academic libraries have joined the list of over 250 libraries that have chosen AquaBrowser, the original discovery platform offering visual, faceted searching that connects to any data source.
New academic libraries that selected AquaBrowser recently include Skidmore College, Fort Hayes State University, Appalachian State University, DeVry University in Arlington, VA, University of Colorado Law Library and University of Western Sydney in Australia.
AquaBrowser Library with My Discoveries for Academic Libraries includes AquaBrowser Library, My Discoveries social networking experience, an integrated webcrawler for the university or library website, authority control file integration and federated searching integration. Since March 2008, it has been sold to academic libraries in North America exclusively by Serials Solutions.
Academic libraries are choosing AquaBrowser to integrate their collections, data sources and websites in one simple, intuitive and powerful interface. AquaBrowser is a proven, vendorneutral discovery platform that works with any integrated library system (ILS). Libraries can implement AquaBrowser with any ILS and then migrate it easily if and when they choose a new ILS system, including any open source ones.
Bas Zwaan, CEO of Medialab Solutions said, “We are delighted with the AquaBrowser success Serials Solutions is having with university libraries. The AquaBrowser Library with My Discoveries package for academic libraries is a wonderful example of how a library can take easy steps to maximize information access across campus for students and faculty. It’s wonderful to see so many new educational organizations discovering the value in our product.”
Jane Burke, Vice President and General Manager of Serials Solutions commented, “Users want a single search across all the library’s resources. AquaBrowser with integrated federated search offers a great user experience with the broadest results.“
About Medialab Solutions BV and AquaBrowser North America
AquaBrowser is the world leader in ILS vendor-neutral, visual faceted search that connects to any number and type of data sources. Medialab Solutions focuses all efforts toward creating successful discovery solutions so libraries are viewed as superior sources of information and knowledge. AquaBrowser can be found in libraries around the world, including over 250 libraries in the U.S. as well as libraries in the UK, Germany, Belgium, Spain and Italy and 100% of all libraries in the Netherlands. Nearly 2,500 library locations are serving over 60 million citizens worldwide with the visual AquaBrowser search and discovery experience.
AquaBrowser Library provides unique benefits and quick implementation to libraries. Medialab Solutions BV is dba AquaBrowser North America in the U.S. and is a business unit of R. R. Bowker. For more information about AquaBrowser, visit http://www.aquabrowser.com or call 1-800-546-9816.
About R.R. Bowker
Bowker is the world’s leading source for bibliographic information. The company provides searching, analytical, promotional, and ordering services to publishers, booksellers, libraries, and patrons through national and international brands, including: Books In Print®, Global Books In Print®, Syndetic Solutions™, Pubnet®, PubEasy®, PubTrack™ and more. In the U.S., Australia and Puerto Rico, Bowker is also the exclusive ISBN and SAN Agency and a DOI registration agency for the publishing industry. Bowker is headquartered in New Providence, New Jersey, with operations in East Grinstead, England, and Port Melbourne, Australia. R.R. Bowker acquired Medialab Solutions in 2007. For information about Bowker, visit http://www.Bowker.com.
About Serials Solutions
Founded by a librarian for librarians in 2000, Serials Solutions is a global leader in e-resource access and management services (ERAMS) with more than 2000 client libraries of all sizes and types. Serials Solutions® KnowledgeWorks, the authoritative e-resource knowledgebase, is the foundation for the Serials Solutions® 360 e-resource access and management solution which includes 360 Core, 360 Link, 360 Search, 360 MARC Updates, 360 Resource Manager, and 360 Counter.
Serials Solutions also is the exclusive source for Ulrichsweb.com™ and Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System™ worldwide, and the AquaBrowser Library® interface is exclusively represented by Serials Solutions in the academic market in North America. The WebFeat® federated search service recently acquired by ProQuest soon will be incorporated into the Serials Solutions family of access and discovery services.
Serials Solutions provides fast implementation, easy customization, and outstanding value to libraries throughout the world.
Serials Solutions is a business unit of ProQuest LLC.