In 2022, patrons expect an app for their phones and part of the app experience is push notifications. We've been talking with our library partners on how notifications should work for libraries and we're thrilled to launch the first iteration of push notifications with the 22.09 release of Aspen and LiDA."
- Jordan Fields, Aspen Product Librarian
For this month's Aspen release we're excited to offer push notifications for the LiDA app! Building on last month's release of the "New" badge functionality, patrons using the LiDA app can now get push notifications whenever a new title is added to a saved search. We've also made set up and configuration of LiDA easier for Aspen Administrators by consolidating those settings into one place.
Every day we receive new ideas and suggestions for Aspen, so for the 22.09 release we tackled many requests from our partner libraries! Examples of these features include the ability to hide individual subjects from the subject facet, the option to sort editions that have at least one copy owned by the active library before all other editions, support for the VDX ILL platform, and dozens more. For a complete list of all new functionality, see the Aspen 22.09 release notes.
This release includes code contributions from:
- ByWater Solutions
- PTFS Europe
- James Staub
- Equinox Open Library Initiative
Thanks to all of our contributors and our community for another successful release!
Read the Full Release Notes
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.