In the April 2005 issue (25:4, 5), Smart Libraries reported The Library Corporation (TLC) had formed a partnership with Medialab Solutions of The Netherlands to integrate and distribute the AquaBrowser Library search and retrieval interface. At the time, TLC was one of several companies (along with VTLS and ISACSOFT) working with Medialab to promote its technologies.
In April, TLC announced it is now the exclusive supplier and distributor for AquaBrowser in the US and Canada. VTLS will continue to offer AquaBrowser within its customer base; ISACSOFT incorporates technology from Medialab Solutions within its ZONES portal interface to support its WordSurfer feature, but this is not the full AquaBrowser Library interface.
According to Medialab, the company will be starting its “AquaBrowser Library 2005 Summer Tour” at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference (June 23-29, McCormick Place) in ALA-headquarter city Chicago. Medialab says it will be exhibiting at TLC’s booth (3605) and will have its own staff on site “to assist in answering questions and presenting all the AquaBrowser Library features to inquiring minds.”