Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive

Press Release: ByWater Solutions [November 9, 2021]

ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for SWAN Library Services

ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of open-source library technology support, announced today that they are providing support and software development services for the Aspen Discovery system for SWAN Library Services.

SWAN and ByWater Solutions, through a development partnership, expanded Aspen Discovery's features. We were very excited to work with SWAN on developing integration with EBSCO Discovery Services and improving Aspen's scalability and stability for such a large library network. Their first round of 42 libraries went live in October 2021 and 58 more will roll out in January 2022 until 100 libraries will all be live on Aspen Discovery!

Aaron Skog, SWAN Executive Director, recently commented:

SWAN has a complex library e-resource arrangement, and the integration of those 2 million electronic resources within the Aspen Discovery record grouping feature helps SWAN's 1.5 million combined library collection blend together in a search display that is seamless and beautiful. We are seeing usage increases already for requested items due to Aspen Discovery's algorithm for suggesting collection titles to library users based on their activity. Library staff are excited to have Aspen's tools for featured collection curation through Browse Categories and Spotlights."

About SWAN

SWAN Library Services is dedicated to bringing 100 libraries in the Chicagoland areas for the purposes of resource sharing and collaboration. They connect a 1.9 million service population with their community library. To this end, SWAN built a shared online public catalog with nearly 8 million items available to library users. This is a unique collection of materials, e-content, and library events. SWAN's strength is founded on providing a common platform of services and promoting collaboration among libraries. Over the past 5 years, the membership of SWAN has grown by 25 libraries.

Read more at https://swanlibraries.net/news/

You can see the following SWAN libraries and their library catalog URL below:

  • Acorn Public Library District https://ads.swanlibraries.net
  • Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library District https://ams.swanlibraries.net
  • Batavia Public Library District https://bld.swanlibraries.net
  • Bedford Park Public Library District https://bps.swanlibraries.net
  • Beecher Community Library District https://bcs.swanlibraries.net
  • Bellwood Public Library https://bws.swanlibraries.net
  • Bensenville Community Public Library District https://bvd.swanlibraries.net
  • Tioga Elementary School Library https://btd.swanlibraries.net
  • WA Johnson Elementary School Library https://bjd.swanlibraries.net
  • Blackhawk Middle School https://bbd.swanlibraries.net
  • Berkeley Public Library https://bks.swanlibraries.net
  • Berwyn Public Library https://bys.swanlibraries.net
  • Bloomingdale Public Library https://bdd.swanlibraries.net
  • Blue Island Public Library https://bis.swanlibraries.net
  • Bridgeview Public Library https://bvs.swanlibraries.net
  • Broadview Public Library District https://brs.swanlibraries.net
  • Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library https://bfs.swanlibraries.net
  • Calumet City Public Library https://ccs.swanlibraries.net
  • Calumet Park Public Library https://cas.swanlibraries.net
  • Carol Stream Public Library https://csd.swanlibraries.net
  • Chicago Heights Public Library https://chs.swanlibraries.net
  • Chicago Ridge Public Library https://crs.swanlibraries.net
  • Cicero Public Library https://cis.swanlibraries.net
  • Clarendon Hills Public Library https://cns.swanlibraries.net
  • Crestwood Public Library District https://cws.swanlibraries.net
  • Crete Public Library District https://cts.swanlibraries.net
  • Dolton Public Library District https://dos.swanlibraries.net
  • Downers Grove Public Library https://dgs.swanlibraries.net
  • Eisenhower Public Library District https://ess.swanlibraries.net
  • Elmwood Park Public Library https://eps.swanlibraries.net
  • Evergreen Park Public Library https://evs.swanlibraries.net
  • Flossmoor Public Library https://fms.swanlibraries.net
  • Forest Park Public Library https://fps.swanlibraries.net
  • Frankfort Public Library District https://frs.swanlibraries.net
  • Franklin Park Public Library District https://fpd.swanlibraries.net
  • Geneva Public Library District https://gvd.swanlibraries.net
  • Glen Ellyn Public Library https://ged.swanlibraries.net
  • Glenside Public Library District https://gsd.swanlibraries.net
  • Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library District https://gws.swanlibraries.net
  • Grande Prairie Public Library District https://gps.swanlibraries.net
  • Green Hills Public Library District https://ghs.swanlibraries.net
  • Harvey Public Library District https://has.swanlibraries.net
  • Hillside Public Library https://hss.swanlibraries.net
  • Hinsdale Public Library https://hds.swanlibraries.net
  • Hodgkins Public Library District https://hks.swanlibraries.net
  • Homewood Public Library District https://hws.swanlibraries.net
  • Indian Prairie Public Library District https://ins.swanlibraries.net
  • Itasca Community Library https://itd.swanlibraries.net
  • Justice Public Library District https://jds.swanlibraries.net
  • Kaneville Public Library District https://kvd.swanlibraries.net
  • LaGrange Park Public Library District https://lps.swanlibraries.net
  • LaGrange Public Library https://lgs.swanlibraries.net
  • Lansing Public Library https://lss.swanlibraries.net
  • Lyons Public Library https://lys.swanlibraries.net
  • Bradford Anderson Oglesby Public Library https://mks.swanlibraries.net
  • Matteson Area Public Library District https://mts.swanlibraries.net
  • Maywood Public Library District https://mws.swanlibraries.net
  • McCook Public Library District https://mcs.swanlibraries.net
  • Melrose Park Public Library https://mps.swanlibraries.net
  • Messenger Public Library of North Aurora https://med.swanlibraries.net
  • Midlothian Public Library https://mds.swanlibraries.net
  • Nancy L. McConathy Public Library District https://svs.swanlibraries.net
  • National University of Health Sciences Learning Resource Center https://nud.swanlibraries.net
  • North Riverside Public Library District https://nrs.swanlibraries.net
  • Northlake Public Library District https://nls.swanlibraries.net
  • Oak Brook Public Library https://obd.swanlibraries.net
  • Oak Lawn Public Library https://ols.swanlibraries.net
  • Oak Park Public Library Main Library https://ops.swanlibraries.net
  • Palos Heights Public Library https://phs.swanlibraries.net
  • Palos Park Public Library https://pps.swanlibraries.net
  • Park Forest Public Library https://pfs.swanlibraries.net
  • Prairie State College https://pcs.swanlibraries.net
  • Prairie Trails Public Library District https://pts.swanlibraries.net
  • Richton Park Public Library District https://rps.swanlibraries.net
  • River Forest Public Library https://rfs.swanlibraries.net
  • River Grove Public Library District https://rgs.swanlibraries.net
  • Riverdale Public Library District https://rds.swanlibraries.net
  • Riverside Public Library https://rss.swanlibraries.net
  • Roselle Public Library District https://rod.swanlibraries.net
  • Saint Charles Public Library District https://scd.swanlibraries.net
  • Schiller Park Public Library https://sps.swanlibraries.net
  • South Holland Public Library https://shs.swanlibraries.net
  • Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library District https://sts.swanlibraries.net
  • Stickney-Forest View Public Library District https://sfs.swanlibraries.net
  • Sugar Grove Public Library District https://sgd.swanlibraries.net
  • Summit Public Library District https://sas.swanlibraries.net
  • SWAN - System Wide Automation Network https://catalogbeta.swanlibraries.net
  • The Morton Arboretum Sterling Morton Library https://mas.swanlibraries.net
  • Theosophical Society in America Henry S. Olcott Memorial Library https://tod.swanlibraries.net
  • Thomas Ford Memorial Library https://tfs.swanlibraries.net
  • Thornton Public Library https://ths.swanlibraries.net
  • Tinley Park Public Library https://tps.swanlibraries.net
  • Town and Country Public Library District https://tcd.swanlibraries.net
  • University Park Public Library District https://pss.swanlibraries.net
  • Villa Park Public Library https://vpd.swanlibraries.net
  • Warrenville Public Library District https://wvd.swanlibraries.net
  • West Chicago Public Library District https://wcd.swanlibraries.net
  • Westchester Public Library https://wcs.swanlibraries.net
  • Westmont Public Library https://wms.swanlibraries.net
  • William Leonard Public Library District https://ros.swanlibraries.net
  • Wood Dale Public Library District https://wdd.swanlibraries.net
  • Woodridge Public Library https://wrs.swanlibraries.net
  • Worth Public Library District https://wos.swanlibraries.net

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 eContent and other third-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. It also improves relevancy and ease of use, provides native reading recommendations, displays all formats of titles within one result (record grouping), and much more. With included features like web builder and mobile app (Aspen LiDA), Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems, with less impact on library budgets.


Summary: ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of open-source library technology support, announced that they are providing support and software development services for the Aspen Discovery system for SWAN Library Services.
Publication Year:2021
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:November 9, 2021
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company:
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Aspen Discovery
Libraries: SWAN Library Services
Subject: System announcements -- installations
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/26827

LTG Bibliography Record number: 26827. Created: 2021-11-09 11:15:22; Last Modified: 2021-11-09 11:15:52.