Monday, June 25, 2007

Bowker aquire Medialab Solutions

R.R. Bowker, the bibliographic information management company, has announced that it has acquired Medialab Solutions by Amsterdam. Medialab are the creators of AquaBrowser Library search and discovery platform which is used by more than 60 million patrons in public libraries throughout the U.S. and Europe. The acquisition mergers one of the richest collection of bibliographic data sources with what isd repected by many as the most popular and user-friendly visual faceted search technology in the library industry.

AquaBrowser Library seamlessly integrates with major library systems, opening up both the library catalog and any other information sources. Through AquaBrowser Library, libraries can offer the finest user interface available today, without changing the way they work, their existing systems. This gives Bowker a significant opportunity to develop new librarian services and fight what many would regard as an eroding market in this new world of increasingly rich digital context..