March 9, 2009 - AquaBrowser Library has been chosen by the Harvard University Library, the largest academic library worldwide, as its search and discovery platform. The AquaBrowser implementation will include faceted navigation, word cloud discovery, relevancy ranking, an integrated Authority File, real-time availability information for items, and integration with the ILS for patron services such as placing holds, making requests, viewing checkouts, and renewing items.
"We are delighted that the prestigious Harvard University Library has chosen AquaBrowser", commented Bas Zwaan, Medialab President and CEO. Taco Ekkel, Director of Development at Medialab, added, "Harvard University Library's Office for Information Systems has done extensive technology screening. We're thrilled that they have chosen the AquaBrowser search and discovery platform."
The AquaBrowser implementation at Harvard University is set to debut to students and faculty in the spring of 2009.
About the Harvard University Library
The world-renowned collections in the Harvard libraries are invaluable for teaching and research. The holdings include more than 16 million books, as well as journals, primary source materials, images, sound recordings, and digital resources that span a vast range of subjects, languages, and dates. These holdings range across more than 70 libraries located throughout the University. The Harvard University Library gathers all of these libraries into a single system to form the largest academic library in the world.
About Medialab Solutions and AquaBrowser North America
AquaBrowser is recognized globally as the original search and discovery system for libraries. Medialab Solutions is dedicated exclusively to developing AquaBrowser for providing cutting-edge visual and faceted search solutions for libraries. AquaBrowser, with over 500 customers worldwide, can be found in thousands of libraries of all types and sizes around the world.
Medialab Solutions 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, Syndetics 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. The AquaBrowser Library search platform is exclusively represented by Serials Solutions in the academic market in North America.