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Medialab Solutions enters exclusive partnership with Geac Software Solutions Ltd for the British and Irish library market

Press Release: Medialab Solutions [February 07, 2006]

Copyright (c) 2006 Medialab Solutions

Abstract: Medialab Solutions has entered a new distributorship agreement for its AquaBrowser Library search solution with Geac''s UK Library and Information management software solutions division.

February 7, 2006 -- Amsterdam, NL. Medialab Solutions has entered a new distributorship agreement for its AquaBrowser Library search solution with Geac's UK Library and Information management software solutions division.

Geac has been supplying and supporting library systems around the world for 25 years and has over 400 customers in Europe alone. Their next generation product - Vubis Smart® - is more than a library system; it is an information management system. AquaBrowser Library is an intuitive search interface that connects to virtually any library system and provides the user with a single location to connect to endless amounts of resources. This combination provides libraries with a state of the art library system and the latest in search technology.

"Geac strives to develop, deliver and support high quality library and information management systems to meet the needs of users and staff of public, academic, special libraries and business information centers," said Steve Barker, General Manager of the UK Library Division. "We are committed to helping libraries to exploit all types of resources by providing the best available tools, and offering AquaBrowser Library search solution is a great way of doing so."

"Working with Geac in the United Kingdom brings AquaBrowser Library to another level of European distributorship," stated CEO Bas Zwaan of Medialab Solutions. "The connection with Vubis Smart gives libraries a combined system that surpasses the competition's offer to the market."

Geac Software Solutions Library Division will be the exclusive distributor of AquaBrowser Library in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland. AquaBrowser Library can support virtually any language, connect itself to a multitude of online resources, and be implemented with any integrated library system, and is therefore not vendor-specific.

About Medialab Solutions BV

AquaBrowser Library® by Medialab Solutions is the market-leading library search solution in The Netherlands. AquaBrowser Library has become the search-standard of the Dutch National Public Libraries, including Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and six provinces, to name just a few. In Europe, AquaBrowser Library is distributed across more than seven countries by partners throughout the library industry. In the US, AquaBrowser Library is used in over 50 libraries, including Queens PL and Chicago PL - all handled through strategic partner, The Library Corporation. For more information about the company, and AquaBrowser Library, please access, or directly contact at

About Geac

Geac (TSX: GAC, NASDAQ:GEAC) is a global enterprise software company addresses the needs of the Chief Financial Officer by providing solutions that optimize an organization's "financial value chain". Geac Library Solutions is a leading provider of information management solutions to more than 2,000 information centers including National, Corporate, Public and Academic Libraries in over 20 countries throughout the world. Further information is available at or through e-mail at

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Publication Year:2006
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:February 07, 2006
Publisher:Medialab Solutions
Company: Medialab Solutions
Products: Aquabrowser Library
Subject: Business partnerships
Record Number:11801
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00