June 5, 2007 -- Amsterdam, NL. AquaBrowser, the world leader in visual faceted search that connects to any data source, announces the signing of an exclusive partnership agreement for Germany, Austria and Switzerland with BOND GmbH & Co.KG. AquaBrowser Library's proven search technology is already used by over 200 libraries around the world. With over 3,700 library customers BOND is the market leader in library technology services in Germany.
BOND will promote and sell AquaBrowser Library to any library in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. "AquaBrowser Library not only works seamlessly with BOND's Bibliotheca system but also with any other library system that is currently used in these German-speaking countries, such as OCLC/PICA, Horizon and Bibdia. Under this agreement we will be able to sell AquaBrowser Library to all libraries in these three German-speaking countries." said BOND CEO Michael König.
This exclusive partnership agreement stems from the long-standing high level of service that BOND has offered to its customers in both public and academic research libraries in Germany. "BOND has been committed to AquaBrowser Library since the first meeting. Both of our teams have been working closely together to create the best possible AquaBrowser integration available. AquaBrowser will work seamlessly together with BOND's library systems (BIBLIOTHECA2000 and BIBLIOTHECA.net)," stated Medialab CEO, Bastiaan Zwaan.
AquaBrowser will not only open up the library's catalog with an attractive visual interface but it will also allow German patrons to search other sources that are held by the library, such as local collections and subscripted resources.
In close cooperation with the developers of the AquaBrowser, Medialab Solutions bv in The Netherlands, BOND GmbH & Co.KG will offer the AquaBrowser in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as a fully hosted service. German libraries will not need to worry about system requirements or any kind of installation. AquaBrowser will connect with any German library system regardless of what hardware platform it runs on. This will make using AquaBrowser Library versatile and extremely efficient.
Medialab Solutions looks forward to closely working with BOND, which has locations throughout Germany and Austria to serve the region.
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.
About BOND GmbH
For more than 20 years BOND GmbH has developed software for libraries. BOND's experience and innovation secure the best support for libraries with its daily library work. BOND's software is implemented in more than 3,700 libraries in Germany and Europe with smooth operational sequence. For more information about the company see http://www.bond-online.de.