ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that they joined Pioneer Library Consortium for an outreach presentation on NCompass Live, a weekly broadcast hosted by the Nebraska Library Commission. The Pioneer Library Consortium is currently migrating to Koha ILS and Aspen Discovery.
NCompass Live: Pioneer Consortium - Making Libraries Stronger Together"
Did you know that Nebraska has its own catalog-sharing consortium?! Pioneer Consortium brings together small and medium-sized libraries to share a union catalog system. This enables them to have a state-of-the-art integrated library system for bargain basement prices! Join us for this session to learn more about what the Pioneer Consortium is and to see the catalog system they're debuting in January 2022.
Presenters: Robin Quinn, Director, Hastings Memorial Library, Grant, NE; Sami Stewart, Director, Valley Public Library; Jessie Zario, ByWater Solutions.
About NCompass Live
NCompass Live is the Nebraska Library Commission's weekly webinar series, covering a variety of library activities and topics. The show is free and open to anyone to watch. NCompass Live is broadcast live, every Wednesday, from 10am - 11am Central Time. You can view upcoming shows at http://nlc.nebraska.gov/ncompasslive/ and all replays are available on their YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/nebraskaccess.
About Pioneer Library Consortium
Planning for this consortium began in 2008 at an auditorium in eastern Nebraska filled with over one hundred librarians wanting to learn more about open-source ILS opportunities making their way all across America and onto the plains from exotic locales such as New Zealand.
Read more at https://nepioneer.com/about/.
If you are interested in joining the consortium, visit the pioneer website. Applications for membership are accepted at any time. You can learn more at https://nepioneer.com/membership/.
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 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.