INWOOD, WV, March 6, 2006 – Queens Library (NY) has implemented new AquaBrowser Library features to provide users with more successful searches and greater access to the library's collection of data.
AquaBrowser Library integrates with any library vendor's catalog to offer visual, interactive searching. Three of the product's new features -- a federated search interface, integrated Web site searching, and RSS feeds -- are installed at Queens Library.
With federated searching, Queens Library users can simultaneously search the Queens AquaBrowser Library catalog and subscription databases. This capability can help users with large full-text databases, leveraging AquaBrowser Library's ability to help users think of successful related searches and successful ways to limit search results. Each time a user chooses an associated word offered by AquaBrowser Library, the additional words are passed through Queens's WebFeat federated search engine to retrieve more precise results.
Queens Library is the first library in the United States to integrate federated searching with AquaBrowser Library.
Integration of Web sites with the library's catalog enables Queens users to conveniently search multiple sources of information in one easy step. Queens Library will use this feature to integrate www.queenslibrary.org Web pages with catalog results.
"The launch of the AquaBrowser will add value for Queens Library customers by giving them the ability to search beyond our own catalog to include those of other libraries as well as our most popular databases, such as The New York Times, eLibrary, the World Book Encyclopedia and others," commented Fred Fishel, Queens ITS Applications Development Manager.
Queens Library customers will also benefit from the library's integration of RSS feeds with AquaBrowser. With this feature, users can set up "live links" to new titles by a favorite author or new titles on a favorite topic, with other favorite feeds from news sites, blogs, etc.
About The Library Corporation
TLC is owned and operated by the family that founded the company over 31 years ago. The company's automation solutions include library automation, cataloging and authority control solutions, and RFID. A number of TLC offerings, including AuthorityWorks, AquaBrowser Library, the Web-based Online Selection & Acquisitions, and RFID are designed to work with any ILS.