ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative in Florida is now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha with ByWater Support.
The customized OPAC for the library can be seen here: readokaloosa.org
Morgan Daigneault of the Aspen Discovery implementation team commented on the migration:
I asked if I could do Okaloosa's training because they were so fun to work with! I learned a lot alongside them through this whole process. It can be stressful going live on a new ILS and discovery layer at the same time and they were continually amazing! They're using Aspen for their entire library website and I'm excited to see what they continue to build over time."
About the Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative
The Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative is a major component of Okaloosa County's strong education system of schools, colleges and libraries. The cooperative is made up of six member libraries, with a staff of over 60 trained experts, in Crestview, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Mary Esther, Niceville and Valparaiso.
Read more here: https://okaloosa.aspendiscovery.org/Find_a_Library
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 the 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.
Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha's impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.
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