ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for the Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN) in Florida.
The four libraries that went live on Aspen Discovery are the Boynton Beach City Library, the Delray Beach Public Library, the Lake Park Public Library, and the Palm Springs Public Library.
The Boynton Beach City Library was recently awarded the 2022 Library of the Year at the Florida Library Association Conference.
Kalleen Marquise, Aspen Implementation Specialist for ByWater Solutions, recently commented on the implementation.
As a fellow Florida librarian, it was great helping these four SEFLIN libraries implement Aspen Discovery. I was able to meet many of the staff at both the Florida Summit and the FLA Conference. These libraries created unique, engaging, and user friendly catalogs for their users and I am excited to continuing working with them.
SEFLIN (Southeast Florida Library Information Network), Inc. is one of the nation's largest multi-type library cooperatives (MLC). SEFLIN member libraries/library systems represent more than 300 public, academic, and school libraries serving a culturally rich and diverse population of more than 6 million Floridians.
SEFLIN was established in 1984, beginning as a demonstration project funded by the State's Division of Library & Information Services with a federal LSTA grant. Today, SEFLIN is known locally, regionally, and nationally as a leader in collaboratively planning and providing: (1) a comprehensive continuing education program for library staff, (2) the joint use of technology to expand library services, (3) enhanced resource sharing opportunities between member libraries/library system, and (4) social services support.
You can learn more about SEFLIN here: https://seflin.org/members/
About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.
Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit: https://bywatersolutions.com.
About Aspen Discovery
Aspen is a full-featured Discovery System that integrates with eContent and other third-party providers, giving your patrons comprehensive access to all of your materials in one place. Aspen combines your library catalog with e-content, digital archives, and enrichment from all major third-party providers. It also improves relevancy and ease of use, provides native reading recommendations, displays all formats of titles within one result (record grouping), and much more. With included features like web builder and mobile app (Aspen LiDA), Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems, with less impact on library budgets.