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AquaBrowser makes the Library's Resources findable on the Web

Press Release: Medialab Solutions [May 02, 2007]

Copyright (c) 2007 Medialab Solutions

Abstract: AquaBrowser, the world leader in visual faceted search that connects to any data source, is opening up the library by making its resources visible on the web. AquaBrowser now allows all the item records in a library's collection to be indexed and found by any internet search engine, as if to create a separate web page for every title in the library's collection. This means any item in the entire collection can be found as a search result when performing a regular web search, driving traffic to the library website and allowing anyone to discover its community valuable information. The more accessible a library is online, the more the community uses and benefits from it. By advertising the richness of the library, AquaBrowser is taking your library to the mall.


May 2, 2007 -- Amsterdam, NL. AquaBrowser, the world leader in visual faceted search that connects to any data source, is opening up the library by making its resources visible on the web. AquaBrowser now allows all the item records in a library's collection to be indexed and found by any internet search engine, as if to create a separate web page for every title in the library's collection. This means any item in the entire collection can be found as a search result when performing a regular web search, driving traffic to the library website and allowing anyone to discover its community valuable information. The more accessible a library is online, the more the community uses and benefits from it. By advertising the richness of the library, AquaBrowser is taking your library to the mall.

Take the Library to the Mall

If the web is like a shopping mall where people are going, then take the library there -- show it off with a great window display -- offer all the valuable sources the library has to the public. When a person sees a library item as a result in an internet search, he or she can peer into what the library has to offer. They see the items that are picked by professionals, verified, and best of all, free!

Medialab CEO Bastiaan Zwaan commented on the newest AquaBrowser feature, "Have you ever wondered why when performing a simple search on the web you retrieve tons of great information from a variety of resources, but you never see information about that topic from a library in the results? Without the library's resources being visible in a web search, it is as if the search result list is incomplete. We all know that the library is filled with great information, now let the library show it off!"

AquaBrowser helps the library promote itself as a relevant source of information for the community, as well as a broader audience. Mr. Zwaan continued, "AquaBrowser unlocks the library's potential and brings information discovery directly to its patrons. With AquaBrowser the library has the same 'go-to' online identity as the most popular websites, filled with the very best features and tools that everyone has come to expect and demand. Send them shopping for information at the library!"

Director of Development, Taco Ekkel, will be speaking on all of the latest AquaBrowser features at the 2007 ALA Conference in Washington DC. You can e-mail him questions and comments on this and all announcements now at taco@medialab.nl.

About Medialab Solutions BV

AquaBrowser is the world leader in visual faceted search that connects to any number of data sources. Its creators at Medialab Solutions focus all efforts toward creating successful searching solutions with invigorating passion to maintain all libraries as superior sources of information and knowledge. AquaBrowser can be found in libraries around the world, including over 120 libraries in the USA and 80% of all public libraries the Netherlands. For more information about the company, access http://www.aquabrowser.com or contact us directly.

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Publication Year:2007
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:May 02, 2007
Publisher:Medialab Solutions
Company: Medialab Solutions
Products: AquaBrowser
Subject: Product announcements
Record Number:12534
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2007-05-02 09:11:56