Howard County Library in Maryland has chosen AquaBrowser Library as a standalone search solution through exclusive partner, The Library Corporation. AquaBrowser Library can be used with any integrated library automation system.
"AquaBrowser Library 'exploits' the MARC record, and because of this capability, we were finding records we wanted to clean up," commented Amy Begg De Groff, Head of Information Technology at Howard County Library.
Howard County will also integrate AquaBrowser Library with WebFeat's federated searching, which allows one interface to search different database types including bibliographic, OPAC-based, proprietary, government sources, and others. This remarkable combination was first debuted at the 2005 ALA Conference in Chicago. It will be a feature presentation item at The Library Corporation's booth (#1060).
Howard County Library serves a metropolitan population from six branches, and circulated over five million items last year. Howard County Library ranks first in the nation among great public libraries according to Hennen's American Public Library Ratings (HAPLR) 2005. In addition, Howard County Library was the first public library system in Maryland to offer free wireless access at every location.