Aspen Discovery

Aspen LiDA now includes searching filters for better narrowing of search results

We’re very proud of the quality and relevancy provided by Aspen search results, and now with the inclusion of filters in LiDA, those results are even more powerful in the app.”

- Jordan Fields, Aspen Product Librarian

Aspen is pleased to announce brand new search filters with the 22.11 release of the LiDA library app!

Filters in Aspen Discovery are highly configurable, with libraries having the ability to customize the display for their patrons from more than 40 different filter options. Libraries can also choose the order filters appear in, the order of results within the filters, and whether filters can be single or multi-select. LiDA filters automatically respect all of the Aspen Discovery configuration settings without any additional work for Aspen Administrators.

Special attention was paid to filter design with our team working through several iterations as well as usability testing to ensure the look and functionality is easily understood by library patrons. Several different user flows are supported depending on whether the patron wants to limit their results by one filter at a time or apply several filters all at once.

All libraries using Aspen Discovery have the option to offer LiDA to their patrons either through the shared LiDA app or a library-branded version of LiDA.

Read the Full Release Notes

You can find the full release notes here.

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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.

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