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New search engine for the Province of Flevoland Public Libraries on its way

Press Release: Medialab Solutions [July 18, 2005]

Copyright (c) 2005 Medialab Solutions

Abstract: The Flevoland Public Libraries in the Netherlands have awarded the task of developing a new OPAC search solution to Medialab Solutions bv, creators of AquaBrowser Library.


The Flevoland Public Libraries in the Netherlands have awarded the task of developing a new OPAC search solution to Medialab Solutions bv, creators of AquaBrowser Library.

AquaBrowser Library connects to the Integrated Library System of the Flevoland libraries, creating a portal into the libraries' catalogs, regional and even national collections and databases. The library patrons get a smart and easy single access-point to a variety of resources.

The Flevoland collections that will be coupled with the new search solution include the Rijksarchief (National archive), the archief van het Sociaal Historisch Centrum (Archive of the Historical Social Center) and the collection from Het Oude Raadhuis (Urk City Museum).

What is unique about AquaBrowser Library as a search tool is not only the efficiency of its relevance-based results, but the visual word cloud that offers associations and related terms are given, right next to a patron's original query term.

Initiation of AquaBrowser Library was made possible through a subsidy from the Province of Flevoland, in the directive of library-rejuvenation.

The signing of the contract implementing AquaBrowser Library for Flevoland took place today with the Directors of the Almere and Lelystad Public Libraries, the CEO of Medialab Solutions b.v., and the Director of Flevoland Library Service Office all present. Also present were Ronald Spanier, Project Leader of the AquaBrowser implementation, and Helga van Gelder, Account Manager for Medialab Solutions.

The public library patrons of Flevoland will get to benefit from AquaBrowser Library when it goes 'live' October of this year.

About Medialab Solutions BV

Medialab Solutions, the recognized Dutch-market leader in OPAC search solutions for libraries was founded in 1990 in the Netherlands. The company focuses its efforts to creating successful searching solutions for companies and libraries with the AquaBrowser technology. For more information about the company, access www.medialab.nl, or make direct contact at info@medialab.nl.

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Publication Year:2005
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:July 18, 2005
Publisher:Medialab Solutions
Place of Publication:Netherlands
Company: Medialab Solutions
Products: AquaBrowser Library
Libraries: Flevoland Public Libraries
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Record Number:11533
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00