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 Porter County Public Library System in Indiana.
You can view Porter County Public Library System's Aspen Discovery interface by visiting: https://catalog.pcpls.org/
Addie Van Salisbury of their Aspen Discovery Implementation Team recently commented:
We've been so excited to work with Porter County the last few months. They have taken advantage of Aspen's local material request systems and are providing us with a lot of suggestions to make that feature even better. For eContent they are integrating Hoopla, Kanopy, Axis360 and Overdrive! They have used our web building module, as well, to spotlight resources their patrons have access to which is all accessible from the menu links on top of their search bar. We always love when libraries make it even easier for patrons to discover all the resources their library has to offer! They are excited to be on an open source discovery product and moving to an open source ILS so I already know they'll be great advocates for the community!
About Porter County Public Library System
At the Porter County Public Library System, they have made it their mission to provide all residents of the library district with a comprehensive collection of relevant materials in a variety of media that records human knowledge, ideas, and culture and to organize these materials for ready access. Their driving belief is that libraries have the power to change people's lives and are a cornerstone of the communities they are part of. Through the Porter County Public Library System's programs, services, and events, they encourage every patron to discover the joy of learning and the love of reading. In order to fulfill their mission, they strive to provide patrons with relevant materials, adequate library facilities, excellent public services, competent, creative, and well-educated staff, and secure reliable library funding.
Learn more here: https://pcpls.org/meet-your-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 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.