When: April 16th, 2008; 9:30 and 1:30 Where: FLICC/FEDLINK Training room, LC John Adams Bldg., Rm. 216 Please e-mail Jim Oliver, [log in to unmask], to register for either session. About AquaBrowser Online Bowker is 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. Your 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 internet connection. AquaBrowser Online is a completely hosted solution that we 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 part. 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 subscripted 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. Cordially, Luis Cabrera RR Bowker LLC, A CIG Company Federal & Latin American Markets 5322 North 5th Street Arlington, Virginia 22203 866-815-3332 Toll Free 703-528-5010 Office 703-528-5016 Fax [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> By subscribing to this Listserv, you agree to the following: You are fully responsible for everything that you post and will follow the general rules of respectful civil discourse. The content of all comments is released into the public domain unless clearly stated otherwise. The Library of Congress does not control the content posted. The Library of Congress may decline to post messages that are off-topic, disruptive or for any reason whatever, without consent, and we further reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to remove a user's privilege to post content on this Listserv.