Aspen Discovery

ByWater Solutions Announces Support of Aspen Discovery for Minuteman Library Network

ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for the Minuteman Library Network in Massachusetts. ByWater has created 43 custom catalogs (mix of public and academic) for the network.

The catalogs feature integrations with OverDrive, Hoopla, and Kanopy sideloaded and some libraries have custom placards:

Here is a selection of customized catalogs:

Philip E. McNulty, Executive Director at the Minuteman Library Network, recently commented on the implementation:

With Aspen Discovery, the Minuteman Library Network now has a catalog that can effectively show off the unique collections that each of our independent member libraries develop for their patrons. Aspen makes it easy to have a catalog interface for each member library that becomes an integral part of their website, ties into their resources and events, and shows off the collections they have been working hard to develop. All of us are excited about giving patrons simpler ways to see related titles grouped together, and to integrate their library and online reading lists."

About Minuteman Library Network

The Minuteman Library Network is a consortium of over 40 libraries working collectively to provide excellent service
and value to the communities of the Metrowest region of Massachusetts. The Minuteman Library Network's vision is realized through the Network’s mission to strengthen member libraries through innovative and economical technologies, efficient resource sharing, collaboration and shared expertise.

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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