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 Rapid City Public Library in Rapid City, South Dakota. The Rapid City Public Library has been a Koha and ByWater partner since 2015. We are excited to expand our partnership!
You can view Rapid City Public Library's Aspen Discovery interface by visiting: catalog.rapidcitylibrary.org/
Morgan Daigneault of the Aspen Discovery Implementation Team recently commented:
Lisa DaSilva was the contact for this project and she was fantastic to work with during the entire implementation process. She picked up on Aspen Discovery right away and figured out so much on her own with tutorials before we even started training! They have created such a beautiful site already. I'm excited to continue to work with her and Rapid City in the future!"
About Rapid City Public Library
Rapid City Public Library is a member of the Black Hills Consortium in South Dakota. In addition to books, audiobooks and movies, Rapid City Public Library provides a wide variety of services including:
- A makerspace with access to 3D printing, laser engraving, large format printing, laminating and more
- Access to over 260,000 ebooks, audiobooks, movies and music albums available 24/7
- Board games and video games
- Meeting and study rooms
- Notary, proctoring, and research assistance
- And more!
Learn more about Rapid City Public Library here: www.rcgov.org/departments/library.html
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.