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 Avalon Free Public Library in New Jersey.
The catalog can be viewed here: https://avalon.aspendiscovery....
Shannon Nagle, Assistant Director/Technology Coordinator at Avalon Free Public Library, recently commented on the implementation:
Working with our Aspen Implementation team, especially Kal, was a great experience. At all levels, Bywater staff are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Aspen and make the setup process easy. The training sessions and documentation are superior to any other vendor I've worked with."
Kalleen Marquise, Aspen Implementation Specialist at ByWater Solutions, also commented on the implementation.
I love the look of their catalog and they used some css, a background logo, and a custom theme to match their catalog to their library website. Shannon and Sean were a joy to work with and asked great questions! They made some great tutorial videos and are using a ton of placards to promote their databases (exp: CreativeBug) and collections (exp: history collections)."
About Avalon Free Public Library
Originally the Avalon Museum & Historical Society, the History Center opened to the public in 2001 after the Avalon Historical Society moved and restored the building and amassed a collection of historic artifacts. Today, the Avalon History Center is part of the Avalon Free Public Library, and is supported by the Avalon Historical Society.
The History Center has several ongoing initiatives to collect and preserve Avalon's history, including:
- Oral histories
- Programs & events
You can learn more about Avalon Free Public Library here: https://www.avalonfreelibrary....
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.