ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the The CLAMS Library Network in Massachusetts is now live on Koha and Aspen Discovery with ByWater support and hosting services.
ByWater completed the migration of over 590,000 bibliographic records and 1,600,000 item records.
The Discovery Catalog, Aspen, may be seen here: https://library.clamsnet.org/
Eileen Chandler, Executive Director of CLAMS, commented:
"We are excited to move our automated library system into the future using Open source software, with support from ByWater Solutions. CLAMS will join other libraries in the Koha and Aspen Open Source Communities where sustainability, sharing, and development opportunities will meet our current and future needs. We are confident that our library users will enjoy exploring resources both print and multi media in our new public catalog."
Nathan Curulla, CRO at ByWater Solutions, recently commented:
"We are beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the talented team at CLAMS! ByWater Solutions' roots started in New England, so having the opportunity to work with the staff and patrons of these 35 libraries is truly an honor. We look forward to long and productive relationship with the CLAMS Library Network and greatly appreciate the trust they have placed in ByWater."
Members of our Education team were able to host a three day in-person/hybrid training session for staff of different CLAMS libraries. Donna Bachowski, Director of Implementations at ByWater Solutions, recently commented:
"Training with the CLAMS libraries was a great adventure. They were focused on exploring improved workflows, and loved the flexibility of Koha. The experience was wicked sweet!"
About the CLAMS Network
The CLAMS library network serves 35 libraries (38 locations) on Cape Cod and the Islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. In addition to serving public libraries, CLAMS also supports the automated library system at the Wilkens Library, Cape Cod Community College.
Learn more about CLAMS here.
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 the 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.
Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha's impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.
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