Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library Goes Live on Koha and Aspen Discovery with ByWater Support
ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library in Arizona is now live on Koha and Aspen Discovery!
ByWater completed the transition of the library's 472,000+ district-wide holdings from SirsiDynix Symphony and is providing ongoing support services to the library. Each library branch has their own Aspen Discovery interface, that can be found here:
Tuba City: www.tubacitypubliclibrary.org (on the Navajo Nation)
Grand Canyon: www.grandcanyoncommunitylibrary.org (Fun fact! They have a library in the South Rim Village -- a few hundred feet from the rim)
Forest Lakes: www.forestlakescommunitylibrary.org
Library Director, Jared Tolman, commented on the implementation:
We were so thrilled to move over to ByWater. They gave us the tools we were looking for to move our library forward and provide a higher level of customer service. With the new features we have access to, we believe we can engage a new generation of library users."
About Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library
The mission of the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library is to inspire learning, enrich lives, and strengthen community. The public library system serves a combined population of approximately 116,000 adults and youth. The library collection includes: books, magazines and other periodicals, newspapers, CDs, DVDs, as well as many other materials, held at the Main Library, East Flagstaff Community (Branch) Library, County Bookmobile, and PALSmobile. There are 40,901 registered cardholders.
Find out more here: https://www.flagstaffpubliclibrary.org/about
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.
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.
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.
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