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Biblionet Groningen becomes latest AquaBrowser Library client

Press Release: Medialab Solutions [February 14, 2006]

Copyright (c) 2006 Medialab Solutions

Abstract: In the northern Dutch province of Groningen, the library network, Biblionet has become the newest AquaBrowser Library customer. Bilbionet Groningen consists of over 60 public libraries and 90 library stops with incorporated service and knowledge centers.


February 14, 2006 -- Amsterdam, NL. In the northern Dutch province of Groningen, the library network, 'Biblionet' has become the newest AquaBrowser Library customer. Bilbionet Groningen consists of over 60 public libraries and 90 library stops with incorporated service and knowledge centers.

Through their integrated library system, VubisSmart, created by Medialab Solutions partner in the UK library market, Geac Software Systems, Biblionet Groningen will be connected to the general catalog shared by all 66 libraries as well as a virtual treasure chest of online resource connections. The unique attributes this cooperative catalog portal via AquaBrowser Library will include:

  • ARTOG@THER: a connective collection between the Adlib catalog in the Groningen Museum, the MySQL database, and a section from the VubisSmart catalog of Biblionet Groningen.
  • 'Artotheken' (Art libraries) of the Province of Groningen: boasting a special check-out art function in the ID Software database in PerfectView.
  • The www.bibliotheek.nl module which has now been made standard by the Dutch National Library Association.

"Biblionet Groningen is such a large network of resources. AquaBrowser Library is a great tool to tie all of these together with one simple and familiar results-page for users, drawing everything to a single location to retrieve," stated Medialab Solutions CEO, Bastiaan Zwaan about this project.

"Biblionet Groningen strives to connect and show all kinds of partner collections. Our partners being museums, archives, art libraries and more, see the AquaBrowser Library as a tool that delivers a result that appeals to the general public" A quote from Hans van Dijk, CIO of Biblionet Groningen.

This AquaBrowser Library implementation rounds out the entire north-central and north-eastern part of the Netherlands, in terms of users. The entire province will now benefit as over 70% of the rest of the country does, from AquaBrowser's unique intuitive technology and ability to graphically display hints to the user.

AquaBrowser Library is found across the Netherlands, throughout 7 European countries, Asia, and now in over 50 libraries in the United States.

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, just 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 represented by through strategic partner, The Library Corporation. For more information about the company, and AquaBrowser Library, please access www.medialab.nl, or directly contact at info@medialab.nl.

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Publication Year:2006
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:February 14, 2006
Publisher:Medialab Solutions
Company: Medialab Solutions
Products: AquaBrowser Library
Libraries: Biblionet
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Record Number:11807
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00