ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they are providing support and hosting services for the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL) and their Aspen Open Source Discovery system.
HMCPL is the first library in Alabama to use Aspen Discovery and currently utilize the Koha ILS, also supported by ByWater Solutions.
The catalog can be viewed here: https://catalog.hmcpl.org/?browseCategory=collection_spotlight
Amanda Cambell, Systems Librarian at HMCPL, also wrote an excellent blog introducing the new catalog.
Aaron Sakovich, Internet and Technology Services Director at HMCPL, recently commented:
Aspen Discovery provides HMCPL and our patrons with the "single pane of glass" experience we've been working towards since we first chose ByWater Solutions and Koha nearly a decade ago. Migrating our user experience to Aspen was seamless, integrating our websites and digital content was greatly simplified by the mature administrative interface, and our patrons are already singing the praises of Aspen only days after launch. HMCPL is proud to work with ByWater Solutions and be the first public library in our state using Aspen Discovery with Koha."
Amanda Campbell, Systems Librarian at HMCPL, also commented:
Working with Morgan was such a great experience. Every step of the implementation process was clearly laid out with thorough training and action items. Her excitement was infectious and just about every day I had to jump out of my chair and run to ask a coworker if they had also seen the amazing feature I just discovered! That energy trickled down to the staff who were blown away during their training. Aspen is so thoughtfully designed and I'm excited to finally share it with our community."
About Huntsville-Madison County Public Library
Founded in 1818, the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL) is the oldest public library system in Alabama. Located in Madison County in north-central Alabama, we are an 10-branch system in addition to our BookMobile and Outreach services. We serve all of Madison County, including Huntsville- Alabama's second largest metropolitan area known as the "Rocket City."
Our collection comprises more than half-a-million items, and we circulate those items more than 2 million times every year to our patrons. We provide online services, computer training, an extensive digital collection, public-use computers, free Wi-Fi service, meeting spaces, and much more.
Learn more here: https://www.hmcpl.org/about
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