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 the Northern New Hampshire Library Cooperative.
Mary Cronin, Director of the Cook Memorial Library, recently commented on the implementation.
I've already heard from patrons who are so pleased with the new catalog. They love seeing all the formats grouped together. Some are busy making lists and rating titles, others are browsing the cover images to find what's new and placing holds. It's been fun introducing this to our patrons, and being able to offer something nice and new and easy to use.
About Northern NH Library Cooperative
The purpose of the Cooperative shall be to improve library services of member libraries through shared catalogue access, wider distribution of materials with less duplication, increased convenience for patrons to borrow and return library materials, sharing up-to-date technical expertise and staff training, increased purchasing power, and implementation of other actions members may agree upon. To facilitate expanded service, the Cooperative will acquire and maintain computer software for an Integrated Library System (ILS).
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.
For more information about Aspen please visit: https://bywatersolutions.com/projects/aspen-discovery