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December 20, 2012

ProQuest Serials Solutions levert Interface voor nieuwe Nationale Catalogus (NBC) van Stichting Stichting (BNL) is een overeenkomst aangegaan met Serials Solutions® (onderdeel van ProQuest) om een vernieuwde versie van AquaBrowser® in te zetten als een additionele gebruikersinterface op de nieuwe Nationale Catalogus voor Openbare Bibliotheken (NBC). De NBC ontsluit de titelgegevens en bezitsgegevens van alle materialen (boeken, tijdschriften, e-books, games, cd's, dvd's, etc.) in de collecties van de aangesloten bibliotheken. Een Open Zoekplatform combineert de bibliografische gegevens van de NBC met andere digitale informatie die voor de gebruiker interessant kan zijn, zoals recensies, een documentaire over de auteur, de soundtrack van de verfilming van een boek of het archiefmateriaal dat verband houdt met een bepaalde publicatie. De keuze van Stichting voor de additione AquaBrowser userinterface komt voort uit het succes met het vergelijkbare Open VLACC-project waarin Serials Solutions samenwerkt met Bibnet, een projectorganisatie voor de Vlaamse overheid. [Full Announcement].

September 27, 2012

Stichting Lancering NBCplus ondersteund door AquaBrowser. Stichting en Serials Solutions gaan vanaf 1 oktober samenwerken bij de lancering van de Nationale Bibliotheekcatalogus (NBC+). Door deze samenwerking ontstaat er een geleidelijke overgang voor alle deelnemende bibliotheken die willen overstappen van de huidige AquaBrowser naar de nieuwe NBC-omgeving. Serials Solutions zorgt samen met BNL voor een lokaal op maat gefaseerde overgang in 2013 waarbij alle huidige en nieuw toegevoegde bronnen steeds volledig beschikbaar blijven. Gedurende deze transitie zal Serials Solutions tevens een nieuwe AquaBrowser beschikbaar gaan stellen, de ABL+, waarbij bronnen uit de NBC+ via deze nieuwe zoek-interface ontsloten kunnen worden. [Full Announcement].

October 11, 2010

ProQuest Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek is the first Swiss Library to choose Serials Solutions AquaBrowser discovery layer for Its online public access catalog. Serials Solutions announced that Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, in the Swiss Canton of Aargau, has chosen to adopt AquaBrowser discovery layer to help library patrons quickly and easily find relevant results. A public library, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, is the first Swiss client to use a discovery service developed by Serials Solutions. [Full Announcement].

March 24, 2010

ProQuest Serials Solutions Launches AquaBrowser SaaS Version. Serials Solutions has updated, enhanced and released a new SaaS (Software as a Service) of AquaBrowser – the world’s bestselling discovery layer for libraries. The new AquaBrowser continues to provide a fresh, modern interface for library collections, enabling library customers to use and find library resources independently. However, as a hosted service, it is now accessible to more libraries, with set-up, implementation and consistent updates that have little impact on library resources. [Full Announcement].

February 8, 2010

ProQuest FHSU's Forsyth Library unveils AquaBrowser, a quick and easy system for locating materials. Now Forsyth Library at Fort Hays State University has moved to the next generation of online searches. During a news conference and reception this morning in the FHSU library, Director John Ross announced the transition to a new visual faceted interface for Forsyth Library's online catalog. The integration of the AquaBrowser Library with Forsyth Library's existing Voyager library system involved nearly 18 months of work by library staff and the Medialab Solutions implementation team. Forsyth Library also hosted training provided through Oklahoma State University. [Full Announcement].

November 17, 2009

Medialab Solutions. New Distribution Agreement for AquaBrowser in France. AquaBrowser, the world leader in visual faceted search that connects to any data source, announces the signing of an exclusive partnership agreement for France with OPSYS. Under this agreement OPSYS will promote and sell AquaBrowser Library to all Public Libraries in France. [Full Announcement].

October 29, 2009

Medialab Solutions. Miami-Dade Public Library System chooses AquaBrowser Library. The Miami-Dade Public Library System, is joining over 700 libraries that have chosen AquaBrowser Library, a discovery layer offering visual, faceted searching that connects to any data source. AquaBrowser will help Miami-Dade Public Library System members easily and fully explore the library’s vast collection. [Full Announcement].

August 26, 2009

Medialab Solutions. eiNetwork consortia in Pennsylvania chooses AquaBrowser Library. The eiNetwork, a collaboration of the Allegheny County Library Association and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, is joining over 600 libraries that have chosen AquaBrowser [Full Announcement].

July 21, 2009

Medialab Solutions. AquaBrowser becomes top discovery layer for libraries. In a single year, more than 400 libraries have chosen AquaBrowser Library. With 700 participating libraries, AquaBrowser Library, the original discovery layer offering visual, faceted searching that connects to any data source, is used at more libraries around the world than all other discovery layer and next-generation user interfaces combined. [Full Announcement].

April 28, 2009

Medialab Solutions. National Library of Wales purchases AquaBrowser. Infor, the exclusive distributor of AquaBrowser Library in Great Britain and Republic of Ireland, today announced that the National Library of Wales has purchased the AquaBrowser search and discovery platform by Medialab Solutions BV. The National Library of Wales will implement AquaBrowser to provide users with improved access to millions of manuscripts, archives, audio-visual and printed items on every subject about Wales and the world. [Full Announcement].

March 30, 2009

ProQuest Serials Solutions Implements the AquaBrowser Unified Discovery Interface at George Washington University. Serials Solutions announced that the Gelman Library System at George Washington University has chosen the AquaBrowser Unified Discovery Interface to provide patrons with enhanced access to the library's entire collection. [Full Announcement].

March 16, 2009

Medialab Solutions. Arpalazio selects AquaBrowser. [Full Announcement].

March 9, 2009

Medialab Solutions. AquaBrowser Library chosen by Harvard University. 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. [Full Announcement].

September 22, 2008

Medialab Solutions. Dozens of academic, public and special libraries choose AquaBrowser. Twenty-five new academic, public, school and special libraries have purchased AquaBrowser recently, joining the nearly 400 libraries that have implemented AquaBrowser, the original discovery platform offering visual, faceted searching that connects to any data source and integrates with any automation system. Academic libraries that recently selected AquaBrowser include Bates College (ME), Bowdoin College (ME), Central Michigan University (MI), Colby College (ME), Rice University (TX), University of Houston at Victoria (TX) and Washington University (MO). Public libraries that chose AquaBrowser recently include Brevard County Library (FL), Columbia County Rural Library District (WA), Mt. Prospect Public Library (IL), MARINet Consortia (CA) Plymouth Public Library (MI), Skokie Public Library (IL), St. Charles Public Library (IL), and Worthington Libraries (OH).Other libraries that chose AquaBrowser this quarter include the US Army Fort Bragg Library (NC), Spring Branch Independent School District (TX), Brooklyn Law School Library (NY), Centre for International Governance Innovation (Canada), Sistema Bibliotecas DUOC UC (Chile), Box Hill Institute (Australia), Fort Saskatchewan Public Library (Canada), Strathcona County Library (Canada) and Universidad Externado de Colombia. [Full Announcement].

September 12, 2008

Medialab Solutions. Three UK Universities Purchase AquaBrowser. Infor, the exclusive distributor of AquaBrowser Library in Great Britain and Republic of Ireland, announced that three UK universities have purchased the AquaBrowser search and discovery platform by Medialab Solutions BV. With AquaBrowser, the University of Sussex, Napier University and Aston University will offer their users the most effective tool to find and use all content in the institutions’ libraries. [Full Announcement].

July 9, 2008

Medialab Solutions. AquaBrowser releases reviews and ratings functionality in My Discoveries. Medialab announced the general release of My Discoveries with functionality for users to create reviews and ratings and view personal tags. These features boost the existing AquaBrowser social networking experience to create a true global community for library users worldwide. [Full Announcement].

June 25, 2008

Medialab Solutions. Denver Public Library selects AquaBrowser Library. Denver Public Library has chosen AquaBrowser Library with MyDiscoveries. The Denver Public Library AquaBrowser implementation will feature, among others, an unprecedented level of patron account integration with the library’s integrated library system. Customer and staff reviews contributed over the last several years will be tightly integrated in AquaBrowser’s social features, and link directly to results found in AquaBrowser. [Full Announcement].

ProQuest More academic libraries choose AquaBrowser Library. 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 University, Fort Hayes State University, Appalachian State University and North Carolina Library Network, DeVry University, University of Colorado Law Library and University of Western Sydney in Australia. [Full Announcement].

May 12, 2008

Bowker. Prairie Area Library System chooses AquaBrowser Library. The Prairie Area Library System, a multi-type regional library system in northern Illinois and eastern Iowa, has chosen AquaBrowser Library with MyDiscoveries. AquaBrowser Library is recognized globally as the only search and discovery system exclusively dedicated to providing visually-represented and faceted search solutions for libraries. [Full Announcement].

April 11, 2008

Medialab Solutions. My Discoveries launches at Croydon College in U.K.. Medialab announced the successful launch of My Discoveries at Croydon College in London, England. [Full Announcement].