ByWater Solutions Announces Support of Aspen Discovery for the Greater Manchester Integrated Library Consortial System (GMILCS, INC.)
ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for the Greater Manchester Integrated Library Consortial System (GMILCS, INC.) in New Hampshire. These libraries are using OverDrive, CloudLibrary, a few have Hoopla and a number of them are also side loading different collections.
View the catalog here.
These are the individual library sites:
https://discover.gmilcs.org and https://www.gmilcs.org
https://discover.bedfordnhlibrary.org (sideloading Creativebug)
https://discover.hooksettlibrary.org (using archives)
https://discover.kelleylibrary.org (sideloading Biblioboard & Learning Express)
https://discover.merrimacklibrary.org (sideloading Lote4Kids)
Kevin French, Systems Administrator at GMILCS, Inc. recently commented on the implementation:
Our libraries are thrilled that our online catalogs have gotten a modern design for easier browsing, faster searches, grouped formats, beautiful cover art, and spotlight features. We're enhancing our patrons experience and can’t wait for them to dive in.”
About GMILCS, Inc.
GMILCS, Inc. is a nonprofit consortium of public and academic libraries in New Hampshire, sharing an integrated system, sharing resources and sharing experience. By sharing, we offer more to the communities we serve.The GMILCS, Inc. consortium serves the libraries of Amherst, Bedford, Derry, Goffstown, Hooksett, Hudson, Manchester, Merrimack, Milford, Salem, Windham and New England College.
Our name is pronounced "gee-milks."
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: https://bywatersolutions.com.
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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