Aspen Discovery

ByWater Solutions Announces Support of Aspen Discovery for CW MARS

ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for the CW Mars library consortium in Massachusetts. The implementation includes the creation of 165 custom Aspen catalogs. CW MARS is using Aspen for their consortia library website:

The library's custom catalogs can be viewed at

Jennifer Bruneau, the Library Director at the Northborough Free Library and the current President of the CW MARS Executive Committee, recently commented on the implementation:

I am so excited that C/W MARS is now offering Aspen as our library catalog. Our patrons find the new visual interface to be extremely user-friendly. We are also saving patrons a ton of time and frustration by displaying our physical collections alongside our electronic content. Everything is easily searchable within the same interface! The Aspen catalog makes it so easy for libraries to highlight all that we have to offer. We couldn’t be happier!

About CW Mars

C/W MARS is a diverse multi-type library consortium made up of over 160 member libraries in Massachusetts. C/W MARS is an acronym that stands for Central/Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing. Our mission is to empower member libraries to provide excellent services to their communities through resource sharing technology. Incorporated in 1984, C/W MARS continues to be a visible leader working with member libraries to connect communities in Central and Western Massachusetts.

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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