Dubuque County Library District Goes Live on Aspen and Koha with ByWater Support
ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, the Dubuque County Library District in Dubuque, Iowa are now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha with ByWater Support.
Bywater Solutions completed the transition of the library's records from self-hosted TLC to Koha and Aspen and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
The Dubuque County Library District customized Aspen OPAC can be viewed at: https://catalog.dubcolib.org/
Addie Van Salisbury of the Aspen Discovery Implementation Team commented on the migration:
Dubuque County Library District is a great addition to the Aspen Discovery community! Throughout the implementation process they really made sure to envision the patron experience in their catalog and how best to meet the needs of their patrons. They are already making sure to spotlight event information, resources, and programs throughout the catalog utilizing many features within Aspen."
Mike Wright, Library Director of Dubuque County Library District also commented on the migration:
Dubuque County Library District's migration to Koha/Aspen was as smooth as such a large transition could be: not perfect, but the bumps were minor. Staff at ByWater were endlessly helpful, patient and attentive throughout the transition and remained so after go-live. In our multi-branch system, staff appreciate the simplified workflow for transferring items between branches, while as the Director, I appreciate the flexibility of Koha -- particularly the reports. And the Aspen catalog receives high marks for usability from patrons, especially e-book users.
We're very happy we went with Koha/Aspen and ByWater."
About Dubuque County Library District
The Dubuque County Library District's five branches provide library services to the communities of Asbury, Epworth, Farley, Peosta, and Holy Cross, as well as the rural population of Dubuque County.
Read more at https://www.dubcolib.org/about-your-library/
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 e-content and other 3rd 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, improves relevancy and ease of use, provides native reading recommendations, displays all formats of titles within one result (FRBR) and much more. Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems with less of an impact on library budgets. For more information about Aspen please visit: https://bywatersolutions.com/projects/aspen-discovery
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