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 Carnegie-Stout Public Library in Dubuque, Iowa. Aspen was added to Carnegie-Stouts's already existing Koha ILS that ByWater Solutions has supported since 2014! We are so happy to expand our partnership with Carnegie-Stout and their enthusiastic team.
You can view Carnegie-Stout's Aspen interface by visiting: https://catalog.carnegiestout.org/
Addie Van Salisbury of the Aspen Discovery Implementation Team commented:
The staff at Carnegie-Stout were a super engaged group during the implementation process and I am excited to watch them to continue to fine tune Aspen for their patrons and continue utilizing all of the customization features of available. They have already done amazing things by featuring databases and events through visually appealing placards. They also have indexed their library events to make discovering these programs more accessible to library users!
Deb Stephenson, Relations Supervisor, at Carnegie-Stout provided feedback on the migration:
Our experience with the Aspen migration was a team effort. As a site that hosts themselves, both the Aspen team and our team at C-SPL had tight communication to make the integration of all services work for us. We are excited to bring the new look and services to our patrons."
About Carnegie-Stout Public Library
The Mission of the Carnegie-Stout Public Library is to improve the quality of life by providing resources for individual enjoyment, enlightenment, knowledge, and that enhance the literacy of youth.
Carnegie-Stout Public Library (C-SPL) has been serving the Dubuque community since 1902. Its collection of more than 240,000 items is comprised of print, audio/video materials, and various online resources including ebooks, digital magazines, streaming movies, research databases, and more. C-SPL offers an inventory of non-traditional items for check out as well, from hot spots, Kindles, and GoPro cameras to baking pans, board games, and ukuleles.
Read more about the Carnegie-Stout Public Library here: https://carnegiestout.org/about-us/
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