The Province of Zeeland in The Netherlands will use AquaBrowser LibraryŽ to connect a variety of electronic resources all containing important information about Zeeland in one easy and modern portal.
AquaBrowser Library is a user-friendly search solution for libraries that applies its unique Search, Discover, Refine design principles to creating a search environment unlike any other, giving the user more access to information with less effort or prior knowledge of what they are searching for.
The project combining the multiple resources will be known as "Geschiedenis Zeeland", or History Zeeland. The coupling will include the Zeeland Public Library's online catalog, Zeeuwse Archive -- including a photo archive, the Zeeland Cultural Heritage Association, and the digital content from the Dutch Public Library Association (which in itself includes the national catalog, al@din, the magazines and newspapers databanks, and de G!ds (The Guide!). The Dutch Public Library Association chose AquaBrowser Library as the portal by which all the national public libraries would intertwine their resources, and therefore, that connection carries no extra cost to Zeeland.
"The project with AquaBrowser Library answers one of our greatest wishes: having one location to allow the community to tap into all our heritage resources. Doing this makes it far more likely that people will actually use them!" said Enno Meijers, Project Leader of "Geschiedenis Zeeland". "
"Geschiedenis Zeeland" will receive the newest release of AquaBrowser which is fully FlashTM enhanced, truly multilingual and can link to any outside resource. Look for the live release of this project in June 2006.