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Press Release: ByWater Solutions [May 20, 2024]

ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for the La Porte County Public Library

ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for the La Porte County Public Library in Indiana. La Porte County Public Library has deep partnerships with their surrounding school libraries, and now those libraries have their own scoped Aspen catalogs. The main public library catalog includes:

  • Events integration
  • History & Archives integration
  • Hoopla, Libby and Palace Project
  • Sideloaded LinkedIn Learning, Kanopy and CreativeBug
  • Basic Placards (search: PebbleGo, legal, magazine)

The library's custom catalog can be viewed at mylibrary.laportelibrary.org

Fonda Owens, Director at the La Porte County Public Library recently commented on the implementation:

We are so excited about being able to truly customize the look and feel of the online catalog for our library users. The ability to group the various formats of a title together for the benefit of our customers is something we have wanted for some time. There have only been positive comments about the transition.

Working with the Aspen team was an absolute delight. They kept the implementation on track and when we were unsure about an option, they immediately stepped in with more information to help us make a decision."

About the La Porte County Public Library

La Porte County Public Library is the center of community life with a focus on reading, lifelong learning and public involvement.

Read more: https://www.laportelibrary.org...

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 Aspen Open Source Discovery system for the La Porte County Public Library in Indiana. La Porte County Public Library has deep partnerships with their surrounding school libraries, and now those libraries have their own scoped Aspen catalogs.
Publication Year:2024
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:May 20, 2024
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Aspen Discovery
Libraries: La Porte County Public Library
Subject: System announcements -- installations
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/30103/bywater-solutions-announces-support-of-aspen-discovery-for-the-la-porte-county-public-library

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