Please join Luis Cabrera, RR Bowker, for a presentation featuring the
Bowker AquaBrowser Online offering. FEDLINK Vendor ID= RR
When: March 25th, 2008; 9:30 and 1:30
Where: LC Adams Bldg, FLICC/FEDLINK Training Room, LA216
Registration: Please e-mail Jim Oliver, [log in to unmask], to register for
either session. Please forward to colleagues that may have an interest
in the subject matter.
We are pleased to introduce you to AquaBrowser Online (ABO), a new
web-based OPAC solution from Medialab, a Bowker company. It offers the
basic search functions of AquaBrowser Library, a solution that is used
by more than 250 libraries all over the world. With AquaBrowser Online,
libraries with limited budgets now can use and maintain the most advance
web search solution that is available today at an affordable price.
Patrons will Love it:
AquaBrowser Online provides instant access to the library catalog. Your
patrons will love to browse the collection again, to search and discover
new items. Today's patrons are used to having instant access to all
kinds of information. With AquaBrowser Online, people will be guided
back into the library.
Really Easy Installation:
There is absolutely no need to change anything in your current library
system or the way you work. When you start working with AquaBrowser
Online, there is no need to download or install any software. All your
library will need is a web browser (IE 6/7, Firefox or Safari) and an
AquaBrowser Online is a completely hosted solution that Bowker will
maintain for you. No library servers are required, nor is there a need
to have library staff manage software upgrades and maintenance.
AquaBrowser Online FAQ:
How is the set up process done?
Your AquaBrowser OPAC will be ready in a short time after Sign-up. The
catalog indexing and updating process is unattended and fully automated.
New catalog items are indexed overnight: there is no down-time and your
holdings information to your patrons runs in live, real time status.
Your AquaBrowser Online account requires no further attention on your
Will the AquaBrowser site look like our own library website?
You can customize your AquaBrowser Online website with your library's
name, logo, color scheme, interface language (English, German, Spanish,
Italian) and a URL of your choice.
All AquaBrowser Online libraries get their own AquaBrowser Online web
address: http://YOURLIBRARYNAME.aquabrowseronline.com. They are hosted
on our secure, fast and reliable web servers. You can guide your patrons
directly to your AquaBrowser Online website. Or you can create a link
from your library's website to your AquaBrowser OPAC.
How does AquaBrowser Online differ from AquaBrowser Library?
AquaBrowser Online is for small/mid-size libraries or libraries with a
need for a standardized web based search service. It offers the basic
search-discover-refine design principles from AquaBrowser Library and is
tailored to their needs and budgets.
Larger libraries or any library who wants more advanced search
functionality (f.i. multiple sources other than the catalog, external
sources such as subscription databases or the integration of authority
files) can purchase and install a full AquaBrowser Library product
license. And with AquaBrowser Online, you can upgrade to AquaBrowser
Library at any time.
What about privacy and security?
AquaBrowser Online never uses your patron*s personal data. It only
creates a search index of the library's title collection. Your library's
AquaBrowser Account is password protected. Our redundant,
state-of-the-art server cluster is hosted, secured, protected and
professionally managed by a recognized leader in high-end hosting, such
as EZZI.net, based in New York, or TrueServer, based in Amsterdam.
RR Bowker LLC, A CIG Company
Federal & Latin American Markets
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James W. Oliver
FEDLINK Vendor Services Coordinator
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4935
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