Aspen Discovery

ByWater Solutions Announces Support of Aspen Discovery for Capital Area District Libraries

ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for Capital Area District Libraries in Michigan. CADL utilized the customization features of Aspen to create a catalog that seamlessly integrated with their website

View the catalog here.

Thais Rousseau, Collection Development Director at Capital Area District Libraries, recently commented on the implementation:

We are so excited to offer our communities the improved discovery and account management features Aspen provides. The streamlined display of titles available in a variety of formats, integrations with services like Libby and hoopla, improved searching and relevant results will help people find the right book, movie, music or Thing at the right time. Aspen also gives us an opportunity to improve recommendations, helping people decide what to read next. It’s saves time and turns searching the catalog into a fun and interesting experience."

About Capital Area District Libraries

Under the leadership of an appointed Board of Trustees, CADL serves most residents in Ingham County and part of Eaton County. With 13 branches and a Mobile Library, our service area includes 23 different municipalities.

In 1997, community leaders proposed forming a new district library system, created by combining the existing Ingham County Libraries with the Lansing Public Libraries. Voters agreed to fund the system with tax dollars collected through a district-wide millage. On Jan. 2, 1998, CADL opened its doors.

Millage funds provide materials, staffing and programs, while cities, townships and municipalities are responsible for providing and maintaining buildings. Read more about CADL’s funding.

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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:

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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Elise Aiello
Partner Engagement Specialist
ByWater Solutions