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Koha and Aspen Discovery Integration with StackMap Webinar

Have you been looking for a way to provide clear wayfinding to your library resources? Then join us for a 30-minute webinar to learn more about the integration between Koha and/or Aspen Discovery and StackMap. The platform can map any space and provide way-finding tools and digital browsing to help your patrons and visitors find what they are looking for and see everything that your space has to offer. StackMap easily integrates with your website, digital interfaces, and Koha's OPAC or Aspen Discovery.

In this 30-minute webinar, we will cover the basics of Koha, Aspen Discovery, StackMap, and Q&A!

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About StackMap

StackMap can map any space and provide way-finding tools and digital browsing to help your customers and visitors find what they are looking for and see everything that your space has to offer. Our Collection Mapping product connects directly to your library’s catalog or discovery layer and provides users with a map and written directions directly to the desired item. Librarians can also update maps when items move around using the easy-to-use dashboard if they are planning collection moves as well as building renovations.

Our Explore product enables users to browse your library's physical space and resources on a kiosk, tablet or website. It is useful for locating sections of the collection by subject as well as for locating any place, space, or room within the library. Our Computer Availability Mapping product allows your users to see which computers are available at a given time while also highlighting any specialty software and hardware. The digital map can be embedded anywhere: digital displays or websites. IT and librarians can track usage patterns for informed decisions about their technology. Our Room Mapping product helps your users see where rooms are located in a facility: study rooms, lecture halls, conference spaces, offices, and more. We offer custom integrations to enhance your existing reservation systems as well as other online tools.

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About Koha

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.

Koha’s OPAC, circulation, management, and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies, HTML5, CSS, and Javascript, making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, 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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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

For More Information

Alexa J. Roy, MLIS
Director of Sales and Product Marketing
StackMap Inc
Phone: (415)658-5244

Jessica Zairo, MLIS
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions