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MetroShare Consortium Goes Live on Aspen and Koha with ByWater Support

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, the MetroShare Consortium in Texas is now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha with ByWater Support.

The customized OPACs for the libraries in MetroShare are available here:

Richland Hills Public Library - librarycatalog.richlandhills.com
Benbrook Public Library - discovery.benbrooklibrary.org
Watauga Public Library - catalog.wataugatx.org
Keller Public Library - librarycatalog.cityofkeller.com
Burleson Public Library - catalog.burlesontx.com
Forest Hill Public Library - discovery.foresthilllibrary.org
Haltom City Public Library - catalog.haltomcitytx.com

Addie Van Salisbury of the Aspen Discovery Implementation Team commented on the migration, "MetroShare was a great group to work with as they were excited to explore all of the customization features they could utilize for their patrons. The newly formed consortium is a great addition to the Aspen Discovery community as it is clear their patrons’ experience is very important to them. They were excited to spotlight all of their local materials along with all of the new content patrons now have access to thanks to the members of Metroshare Consortium!"

About the MetroShare Consortium
The MetroShare Consortium is a newly formed consortium in Texas consisting of seven public libraries.

The MetroShare libraries include: Burleson Public Library, Benbrook Public Library, Forest Hill Public Library, Haltom City Public Library, Keller Public Library, Richland Hills Public Library and Watauga Public Library.

The MetroShare consortium launched their new new online catalog to provide a more user-friendly experience and an improved integration of digital titles. Watch their promo video here: https://youtu.be/OvpaBa97evE

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 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 http://koha-community.org.

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

For More Information
Jessica Zairo
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

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