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Aspen Weekly: Accessibility
Aspen Discovery helps users find what they’re looking for and discover new materials, and our goal is to make this experience accessible to all users. Some of Aspen’s accessibility features are baked into the settings, while others offer a little more customization. This week we explore what it means for a discovery layer to be “accessible” and how we strive toward these standards.
Aspen Weekly: Staff Pages With Web Builder
One of the benefits of Aspen is the ability to quickly and easily add web content to your discovery layer using the Web Builder. With no additional cost, you can enhance your catalog with an extra page or create an entire website using Aspen! When we added the ability to limit access to specific web builder pages, we had an idea: what if libraries could use Aspen as a sort of staff intranet? Read on to learn how you can create your own!
Aspen Weekly: Content Enrichment
We receive questions from time to time, especially from libraries newly moving to Aspen Discovery, about the differences between paid content enrichment services. NoveList Select, Content Cafe, and Syndetics/Syndetics Unbound: what do these services do in Aspen? Where does the enrichment show up? Continue on to read about the differences and see examples from our libraries.
Aspen Weekly: Self Registration
One of our main goals is to help improve access to your library and its resources, and what better way to start people on their library journeys than to offer the convenience of online self registration? In this week’s Aspen Weekly, we show you how easy it is to set up self registration within Aspen! Whether it’s integrated with your ILS or sending users to your own custom registration site, we hope you’ll find that setting up self registration is as easy and painless as the rest of the Aspen Discovery experience.
Aspen Weekly: Web Resources
We all know that libraries offer so many resources to their communities, including an ever-increasing amount of online resources. The question is, how do we help our patrons find these resources? Aspen Discovery has a great solution! As easy as filling out a simple form, the Web Resources section will help you generate a helpful directory to which you can easily direct patrons. Don’t feel limited to just online databases and subscription websites – consider adding links to local or state resources, community organizations, and more!
Aspen Weekly: New Staff Exercises
Whether you’re a new library partner in the final stages of implementation preparing your frontline staff to go live, or a library simply wanting to help new staff members get acquainted with Aspen Discovery, we have suggestions to help you out! In this edition of Aspen Weekly, we’re going to talk directly to your staff who need to learn the basics of Aspen.