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We talk a lot about goals on the Aspen team and with our partners. I always say my favorite goal of ours is increasing patron access to all resources that libraries have to offer because Aspen Discovery is so good at that! I especially enjoy helping our partners spotlight the resources that patrons likely don't realize they have access to. One of the easiest ways to do this is by sideloading eContent directly into Aspen Discovery.
One of our favorite features in Aspen Discovery is the seamless integration between many eContent vendors and your catalog. This means that for several vendors - Overdrive, Hoopla, Axis360, and Cloud Library - patrons can access, view, and check out all of those materials from your catalog search in Aspen. For any other vendor, we can easily provide access to patrons as well. In this week's Aspen Weekly, we are digging into what we mean by API integration, side loads, and what this all means for your patrons!
Explore More in Aspen Discovery
We all know how much time and energy libraries put into providing content, resources, events, information and countless other things for their patrons. With Aspen Discovery, we strive to ensure your patrons know about those resources and are easily able to discover them! One of the awesome features that allows us to accomplish this is the Explore More feature in the Aspen catalog. Learn more about the Explore More functionality in this week's Aspen Weekly!
Website Builder 2.0
On only our second Aspen Weekly we took a dive into the Web Builder functionality within Aspen Discovery. At the time this module was very new in Aspen Discovery and many of our partners were just getting started with the possibilities! This week I wanted to return to the topic and discuss again, what the Web Builder can accomplish for your library and your patrons, but specifically how all of our partners have used this module and continue to think of creative and exciting ways to utilize Web Builder.