Stichting Bibliotheek.nl (BNL), the national foundation for public libraries in the Netherlands, has selected ProQuest business Serials Solutions® to adapt AquaBrowser® as an additional custom end-user interface to BNL’s new national catalog (NBC) for print,digital and electronic collections. Based on a single unified index, the NBC will enable patrons to seamlessly search the local collections (books, journals, e-books, games, CDs, etc.) of member libraries as well as commercial and open source electronic data sources provided by the BNL. Serials Solutions was chosen to provide the interface for the new catalog based on its success with the similarOpen Vlacc project with Bibnet, an organization of the Flemish government.
“We are committed to delivering a uniform search and discovery experience for our patrons and it was critical to secure a technology partner that could develop a compelling solution,” said Diederik van Leeuwen, Directeur, Stichting Bibliotheek.nl. “The latest version of AquaBrowser and the successful Bibnet project demonstrates Serials Solutions’ user experience and search expertise – and why the company is the best choice for this strategic initiative.”
“The flexibility of the AquaBrowser architecture enables us to develop customized solutions for libraries,” said Jim Miesse, director of product management, Serials Solutions. “This project and the solution we developed for Bibnet exemplifies our ability to deliver a superior end user experience, whether it is using the AquaBrowser search engine or interoperating through APIs to other search engines and systems.”