May 22, 2007 -- Amsterdam, NL. AquaBrowser, the world leader in visual faceted search that connects to any data source, announces the official live debut of AquaBrowser Online at the 2007 ALA Annual Conference in Washington DC. AquaBrowser Online is the first 前PAC as a Service' in the library industry. AquaBrowser Online, developed on the 全oftware as a Service' model, is a new web-based OPAC solution that brings the basic Search, Discover and Refine functions of AquaBrowser Library to the library's catalog. AquaBrowser Library's proven technology is already used by over 200 libraries around the world. AquaBrowser Online makes it easy for smaller libraries to take advantage of the latest web-based library search technology.
AquaBrowser Online will allow any user to discover information while searching its catalog with the visual word cloud, as well as allowing the user to zoom in on exactly what they are looking for with the refine menu which categorizes the items. Because this is completely web-based there are no servers for the library to purchase as with typical software installations. AquaBrowser Online is a 100% web-based service hosted on AquaBrowser central servers; there is never anything to install.
The advantages of AquaBrowser Online are tremendous for smaller libraries. AquaBrowser Online is always live, always accessible, and always available in the latest version with no upgrading to do. The library only needs an internet browser and internet connection and is ready to go.
All new AquaBrowser Online customers automatically receive a free trial period. They will receive the current month AND the next full calendar month for free. After that, AquaBrowser Online is sold as a subscripted monthly service with a small monthly fee. Libraries can cancel their AquaBrowser Online account at any time; after the next month, they won't be billed again and their AquaBrowser Online site will be deleted.
Libraries can customize their AquaBrowser Online website with the library's name, logo, color scheme, interface language (English, Spanish, German, or Italian) and a URL of their choice. All AquaBrowser Online customers get their own AquaBrowser Online web address (e.g. http://YOURLIBRARYNAME.aquabrowseronline.com). Patrons can be guided directly to the library's AquaBrowser Online website or the library can create a link from its website to the AquaBrowser OPAC.
AquaBrowser Online will debut live at Booth #1514 in the Exhibitors Hall of the 2007 ALA Annual Conference. There will be additional information, demonstrations and sign-up terminals all on-site. AquaBrowser Online is the easy-to-use visual search solution for your library. For more information about AquaBrowser Online now, visit the website at http://www.aquabrowseronline.com.
About Medialab Solutions BV
AquaBrowser software and AquaBrowser Online service offer the most comprehensive and visual search for your library catalog. Medialab Solutions focuses its efforts toward creating successful searching solutions with invigorating passion to maintain all libraries as superior sources of information and knowledge. Striving to become the Number One library search solution in the world, AquaBrowser technology can be found in libraries around the world, including over 120 libraries in the USA and 80% of Dutch public libraries. For more information about the company, access http://www.aquabrowser.com or contact us directly.