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Press Release: ByWater Solutions [November 10, 2022]

Wyoming State Library's WYLDcat Catalog goes live on Aspen Discovery with ByWater Solutions Support

ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they are providing support and hosting services for the Wyoming State Library and their WYLDCat Catalog.

The WYLD Network is a statewide, multi-type library consortium of 108 libraries in Wyoming. Library services are supported by the Wyoming State Library's WYLD Office in Cheyenne. The shared bibliographic database contains 1.1 million records and supports 3.3 million transactions annually.

Desiree Saunders, WYLD Program Manager, recently commented:

"After a user satisfaction survey in 2020, Wyoming libraries in the WYLD Network identified discovery as the highest priority for improving library services to patrons. After an extensive review, the Wyoming State Library found that Aspen Discovery, supported by ByWater Solutions, would best meet the needs of the multi-type library consortium. We were excited by the speed of development and the reviews from other library consortia who had already made the leap to Aspen. After demoing Aspen at our annual user group meeting, our libraries were incredibly enthusiastic about all the features that it had to offer. Our timeline was very accelerated, and we had a few custom processes that required new development, but ByWater has been amazing at getting us through a complex rollout. One of the first Wyoming libraries to go live on November 1, said, "The transition was so smooth and our patrons were able to start using the system as if they'd been using it all along."

Our implementation team has been wonderful to work with; they have been extremely responsive, understanding, and thorough. Migrating discovery services is no small task, and would be a stressful undertaking in normal circumstances. Even with our shorter timeline, our ByWater team has gotten us through the difficult process of learning the system and setting it up to best meet the needs of our libraries. We can't say enough great things about our experience with ByWater through this process."

About WYLDCat

The Wyoming State Library is a division of the Wyoming Department of Administration & Information.

The mission of the Wyoming State Library is to promote statewide library development, foster library cooperation, and provide reliable information to our customers.

The WYLD Network is a statewide, multi-type library consortium of 108 libraries in Wyoming. Library services are supported by the Wyoming State Library's WYLD Office in Cheyenne. The shared bibliographic database contains 1.1 million records and supports 3.3 million transactions annually.

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.


Summary: ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Wyoming State Library and their WYLDCat Catalog. The WYLD Network is a statewide, multi-type library consortium of 108 libraries in Wyoming. Library services are supported by the Wyoming State Library's WYLD Office in Cheyenne. The shared bibliographic database contains 1.1 million records and supports 3.3 million transactions annually.
Publication Year:2022
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:November 10, 2022
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company:
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Aspen Discovery
Libraries: WYLDCat
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/27943/wyoming-state-librarys-wyldcat-catalog-goes-live-on-aspen-discovery-with-bywater-solutions-support

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