ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that KnowledgeWare Technologies is now providing support for Aspen Discovery. ByWater Solutions is working with KnowledgeWare (http://kwareict.com/en) who is based in Saudi Arabia, to bring Aspen to the Middle East. KnowledgeWare has done extensive work on the Arabic translation and right justification development efforts within Aspen and ByWater will be providing assistance and consultation in partnership with them on several projects they have secured within the region.
Nate Curulla, CRO, ByWater Solutions, recently commented on the integration.
We are extremely happy to see the open source platform grow internationally and provide libraries with a flexible discovery layer.
Together, ByWater Solutions and KnowledgeWare Technologies partnership helps expand Aspen Discovery to libraries in the Middle East.
Massoud M. AlShareef, Managing Director, KnowledgeWare Technologies recently commented on the integration.
Aspen Discovery not only brings rich e-content (e-books, e-audio, e-movies, e-articles, etc.) to libraries, integrated natively with their existing catalog, but Aspen also makes it reality that patrons can now enjoy online preview, place hold, check-out, and check-in titles from popular e-content providers, like Overdrive, Hoopla, and Axis 360. This is a whole new enabler for local libraries to realize that their vision of providing most of their services, if not all, online is no longer a dream yet to become true. Aspen also opens the doors wide open for Arabic e-content providers to start realizing that with Aspen Discovery platform they can now reach out easily to their customers via their local libraries' channels and services.
About KnowledgeWare Technologies
KnowledgeWARE Technologies (Kware) is a pan Arab systems integration firm specializes in Bilingual (Arabic/English) Information Access Technology. Kware has been providing services like localization, development, installation, integration, customization, and support of popular solutions for libraries and knowledge management centres in the middle east region since 1999. Kware is the official Arabic translation and localization arm today behind the vast majority of OSS Arabic/English library projects, including Arabic Koha ILS, DSpace IR, VuFInd Discovery, SubjectsPlus, ORCID, and FOLIO LSP. Kware is extendIng its OSS localization experience to bring the full-featured OSS Discovery System, Aspen Discovery, to the Arabic Libraries. For more information please visit http://kwareict.com/.
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.