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 Grand County Public Library in Utah. Grand County Public Library has been a ByWater Solutions partner and Koha ILS user since 2012 so we were very excited to work with them on implementing Aspen Discovery!
You can view Grand County Public Library Aspen Discovery interface by visiting:
Meg Flynn, Assistant Director, Grand County Public Library recently commented:
Library patrons and staff are LOVING the snazzy new catalog! It's intuitive to use, provides a comprehensive display of our offerings, and is visually appealing. Within moments of announcing the new catalog, we were helping excited patrons download the app, browse for items, and use the library card image on their phones to breeze through self-checkout. Huge thanks to our implementation specialist Morgan for teaching us how to customize Aspen Discovery for our library and answering all of our questions along the way. We're looking forward to using Aspen Discovery and working with ByWater's fantastic support team to continually improve our library's online presence.
About Grand County Public Library
The Grand County Public Library is a freely accessible resource that connects people, information, and ideas to inspire, empower and enrich all members of the community.
The library collects and maintains materials that are popular, relevant and/or current for patrons of all ages. The library extends services to all segments of the Grand County community.
Libraries, communities, and methods of retrieving information are improving and changing rapidly. The library maintains access to computers, technology, and internet access consistent with patron needs and requests.
The library provides programs, materials, and services related to emergent literacy, and the library collaborates with local agencies to promote best practices for creating lifelong readers in our community.
The library supports civic engagement by encouraging citizen participation, connecting community members, and promoting increased involvement in community problem solving and decision making.
The library creates physical and digital spaces that are comfortable, appealing, and easy to use. The library provides meeting room space for non-profit and community groups.
Read more at www.moablibrary.org
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.