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 Washoe County Library System in Reno, Nevada. Aspen will be working with Washoe's already existing Koha ILS to provide patrons seamless access to all of the library's print, electronic, and enhanced content resources.
You can view Washoe's Aspen interface by visiting: https://catalog.washoecountylibrary.us/
Addie Van Salisbury of the Aspen Discovery Implementation Team recently commented:
Washoe was already a Koha partner of ours and they have been so excited to get live on Aspen. They really made use of all the features to customize the CSS to get the site exactly how they wanted. Washoe did a soft roll out of their site, using the Web Builder functionality to survey their patrons! Overwhelmingly, patron and staff response has been great. Washoe is a very hands on partner and I am so excited about them going live on Aspen!"
About Washoe County Library System
The Washoe County Library System began in 1904 with the opening of Reno's Carnegie Free Public Library at the corner of South Virginia and Mill Streets. Today, the Washoe County Library System operates 12 library branches.
The Washoe County Library mission is to connect people with information, ideas and experiences to support an enriched and engaged community, one person at a time.
Read more about the library system's history here: https://www.washoecountylibrary.us/about/history.php
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 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