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 Discovery Open Source system for Arlington Public Library in Virginia. Arlington Public Library has a service population of over 212,000 individuals, a collection of 500,000 plus resources, and an annual circulation of 3 million transactions a year.
You can view Arlington's Aspen Discovery interface by visiting: https://libcat.arlingtonva.us/
Here is a recent quote from Mark Noble, Developer for Aspen Discovery:
It's been truly inspiring to work with such a dedicated team to make Aspen Discovery even more accessible for our public users. The improvements made to Aspen for this migration represents a monumental push into the development of Aspen as an Open Source product.
About Arlington Public Library
Arlington Public Library is the heart of a thoughtful, inclusive and dynamic community where people and ideas connect.
Read more at https://library.arlingtonva.us/about-us/
Here is a recent quote from the Arlington Library Web Team:
We are extremely excited to significantly expand the functionality of our discovery services with Aspen. Some of the new features like uploading custom covers to any record, separating physical from eContent materials when looking at checkouts and holds and improved OverDrive integration were completed before go-live, has us thrilled to be partnering with ByWater Solutions for this project.
About Aspen Discovery
Aspen is a full-featured Discovery System that integrates with e-content and other 3rd 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, improves relevancy and ease of use, provides native reading recommendations, displays all formats of titles within one result (FRBR) and much more. Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems with less of an impact on library budgets. For more information about Aspen please visit: https://bywatersolutions.com/projects/aspen-discovery
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.