Oosterhout, The Netherlands, January 26 2006 Starting this year, Website visitors of Theek 5, a library service for five communities in the province of Noord-Brabant in the Netherlands, can now instantly view book covers in the Web OPAC search results. Geac Library Solutions, in cooperation with NBD/Biblion, has created a dynamic and integrated link between its Vubis Smart library automation system and NBD/Biblion's MOM book cover database. With the MOM functionality, libraries can display book covers offered by MOM in both the brief and full Web OPAC records. Through the integration of MOM book covers, users thus enjoy a significantly enriched (visual) experience.
The implementation at Theek 5 is the first integration of MOM book covers within Vubis Smart. Theo Peeters, Director of Theek5, said: "Through this new functionality our ustomers can now view the cover of each title at a glance. After clicking on the book cover, users can also request additional available information. This new feature significantly increases our service to the customer, as it automatically adds relevant information to the bibliographic data that is maintained in our catalog."
The MOM book cover integration further extends the ability of Vubis Smart to link to 3rd party products for content enhancement. These products include Syndetic Solutions®, Ehaus and others.
The Dutch implementation of the MOM cover functionality can be viewed at http://www.theek5.nl/webopac/Vubis.csp