INWOOD, WV, 2007, April 12, 2007 - Oklahoma State University (OSU) Library has chosen AquaBrowser Library—the intelligent visual OPAC--to be implemented with their Endeavor Voyager ILS.
The Stillwater Campus will be the first to implement AquaBrowser, with the rest of the Oklahoma A&M Library System to follow later.
OSU Associate Dean for Collection and Technology Services Anne Prestamo said, "We believe that AquaBrowser offers the simplicity of the Google search experience, with greatly enhanced tools for expanding or refining results via the Word Cloud, and the Refine Options that appear on the right hand side of the screen. Unbeknownst to the patron, all of the rich MARC data we've spent years and countless dollars creating is being exploited to its fullest, enabling AquaBrowser to present relevancy ranked results along with clear, accessible options for refining result sets."
Prestamo continued, "Libraries face stiff competition from Web-based resources. Our students don't want to search; they want to find. They want the search to be easy and fast, yet at the same time, powerful and accurate. Online shopping sites have conditioned us to expect sophisticated tools to refine and manipulate our results. We believe Aquabrowser meets all of these expectations."
TLC Senior Vice President Gar Sydnor commented, "There has been a lot of discussion lately about creating better search tools some day and improving today's OPAC experience. We appreciate the fact that OSU recognizes that AquaBrowser Library can deliver on these promises right now. We welcome OSU, and we hope more libraries will discover the same in the weeks to come."
AquaBrowser Library is the only visual OPAC in the U.S. that has been implemented in over 100 libraries. Visit www.TLCdelivers.com/aquabrowser to learn more.
About OSU Library
The OSU Library is a premier electronic library, with a collection of over 2.5 million volumes, 96,500 serials, more than 4.5 million microforms, and 420,000 maps and aerial photographs. Its primary mission is to serve as the "intellectual commons" of the University, providing high-quality resources, services, and gateways to information to meet the needs of OSU's diverse instructional, research, and outreach programs.
To fulfill this continuing role effectively, the library strives to be flexible and responsive to the needs of its constituents, to emphasize cooperative arrangements with other
libraries, and to maximize the application of state-of-the-art technology to facilitate speedier and ever wider access to needed information. The OSU Library has been a member of the prestigious Association of Research Libraries for over 40 years.
Visit the OSU Web site at http://www.library.okstate.edu/.
The Oklahoma A&M Library System is a coalition of twelve libraries, nine of which are governed by the Board of Regents for Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges (OSU/A&M).
About The Library Corporation
TLC is owned and operated by the family that founded the company over 33 years ago. The company's automation solutions include library automation, cataloging and authority control solutions, and RFID. A number of TLC offerings, including AuthorityWorks, AquaBrowser Library, Online Selection & Acquisitions, Automated Material Handling Systems, and RFID are designed to work with any ILS.