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Press Release: ByWater Solutions [April 23, 2024]

Anne Arundel County Public Library is live on Koha and Aspen Discovery with ByWater Support

ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Anne Arundel County Public Library in Maryland is now live on the Koha ILS with Aspen Discovery and ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of over 149,500 bibliographic records and 678,200 item records from Symphony providing the library with customized implementation and training for their open source solutions.

The customized Aspen Discovery can be viewed here: https://aacpl.aspendiscovery.org/.

Rudy Rodela, Chief Technology Officer at Anne Arundel County Public Library commented on the implementation:

"We are very happy to provide our customers with this modern and effective way to discover and use library resources through Koha and Aspen. The ByWater team have been superbly responsive and enthusiastic throughout this migration process. We couldn't have asked for a better partner to help us deliver a better library for our community and customers!"

About Anne Arundel County Public Library

For over a century, the team at Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) has been providing services to educate, enrich and inspire county residents. Through its 16 locations and with its digital resources, AACPL strives to help build a welcoming and evolving community where all people connect, grow, and belong.

We believe the library is for everyone and strive to be responsive to the needs of all in our community whether by providing direct service or by acting as a connector to resources and partnerships.

Find out more about us at aacpl.net

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, Aspen Discovery, Metabase, and Libki.

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 Koha

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.

Koha's OPAC, circulation, management, and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies, HTML5, CSS, and Javascript, making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, please visit http://koha-community.org.

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.


Summary: ByWater Solutions announced that the Anne Arundel County Public Library in Maryland is now live on the Koha ILS with Aspen Discovery and ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of over 149,500 bibliographic records and 678,200 item records from Symphony providing the library with customized implementation and training for their open source solutions.
Publication Year:2024
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:April 23, 2024
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Koha
Aspen Discovery
Libraries: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Subject: System announcements -- installations
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/30002/anne-arundel-county-public-library-is-live-on-koha-and-aspen-discovery-with-bywater-support

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