ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for Franklin County Library System in Pennsylvania.
View the catalog here: https://discovery.fclspa.org/Search/Home?browseCategory=new_items
Denice M. Bigham, Senior Director of Operations at Franklin County Library System recently commented on the implementation:
The covid pandemic made us realize how necessary our online resources are, so we decided to find a better way to show our patrons what we have online. Aspen Discovery meets our needs perfectly. Aspen allowed us to create a new website making it a one-stop shop instead of going to several sites to find what you want to read. It is a vast improvement, and we are delighted with how it works."
About Franklin County Libraries
Our mission is to create learning opportunities that lead to personal discovery, growth, and enjoyment.
Our vision is to nurture an innovative culture that leads Franklin County residents in the pursuit of learning for both personal and community growth by upholding our Core Values, which are:
- Culture of Discovery – We believe that learning is a constant state of discovery and leads to the formation of new ideas and concepts that better our world.
- Relevancy – We believe in remaining relevant to the community we serve with a readiness to evolve and change, just as the community does.
- Quality – We believe in providing exceptional, quality service to our patrons with staff who are encouraged to grow and develop as leaders in their field.
- Inclusion – We believe learning is a freedom that is to be shared with all individuals and helps us develop understanding and acceptance of our peers.
- Community Impact – We believe in making a lasting impression on those around us by forming connections that spur change and build community.
- Hospitality – We believe in treating our patrons as our guests, creating an experience that is engaging and comfortable.
- Sustainability – We believe in doing our part to be effective stewards of the resources entrusted to us, knowing that the choices we make affect the future of our community.
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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.