Black Gold Cooperative Library System Goes Live on Aspen and Koha with ByWater Support
ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Black Gold Cooperative Library System in California is now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater migrated 450,118 bib records, 692,542 item records, and 120,307 borrowers.
The customized OPACs for each member library can be seen here:
Morgan Daigneault, Director, Aspen Implementation Specialist, recently commented:
“Black Gold has been pleasure to work with, from their initial implementation with Aspen Discovery to their second implementation after migrating to Koha. We’re excited to have them in the Aspen Community and can’t wait to see how they use Koha and Aspen together!"
About Black Gold Cooperative Library System
Black Gold is a library cooperative consisting of 6 library jurisdictions in California.
Read more here: https://www.blackgold.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 the 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.
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.
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
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