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ByWater Solutions Announces Support of Aspen Discovery for SWAN Library Services

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of open-source library technology support, announced today that they are providing support and software development services for the Aspen Discovery system for SWAN Library Services.

SWAN and ByWater Solutions, through a development partnership, expanded Aspen Discovery’s features. We were very excited to work with SWAN on developing integration with EBSCO Discovery Services and improving Aspen’s scalability and stability for such a large library network. Their first round of 42 libraries went live in October 2021 and 58 more will roll out in January 2022 out until 100 libraries will all be live on Aspen Discovery!

Aaron Skog, SWAN Executive Director, recently commented, "SWAN has a complex library e-resource arrangement, and the integration of those 2 million electronic resources within the Aspen Discovery record grouping feature helps SWAN’s 1.5 million combined library collection blend together in a search display that is seamless and beautiful. We are seeing usage increases already for requested items due to Aspen Discovery’s algorithm for suggesting collection titles to library users based on their activity. Library staff are excited to have Aspen’s tools for featured collection curation through Browse Categories and Spotlights."

About SWAN
SWAN Library Services is dedicated to bringing 100 libraries in the Chicagoland areas for the purposes of resource sharing and collaboration. We connect a 1.9 million service population with their community library. To this end, SWAN built a shared online public catalog with nearly 8 million items available to library users. This is a unique collection of materials, e-content, and library events. SWAN’s strength is founded on providing a common platform of services and promoting collaboration among libraries. Over the past 5 years, the membership of SWAN has grown by 25 libraries.

Read more at https://swanlibraries.net/news/

You can see the following SWAN libraries and their library catalog URL below:

Acorn Public Library District https://ads.swanlibraries.net
Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library District https://ams.swanlibraries.net
Batavia Public Library District https://bld.swanlibraries.net
Bedford Park Public Library District https://bps.swanlibraries.net
Beecher Community Library District https://bcs.swanlibraries.net
Bellwood Public Library https://bws.swanlibraries.net
Bensenville Community Public Library District https://bvd.swanlibraries.net
Tioga Elementary School Library https://btd.swanlibraries.net
WA Johnson Elementary School Library https://bjd.swanlibraries.net
Blackhawk Middle School https://bbd.swanlibraries.net
Berkeley Public Library https://bks.swanlibraries.net
Berwyn Public Library https://bys.swanlibraries.net
Bloomingdale Public Library https://bdd.swanlibraries.net
Blue Island Public Library https://bis.swanlibraries.net
Bridgeview Public Library https://bvs.swanlibraries.net
Broadview Public Library District https://brs.swanlibraries.net
Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library https://bfs.swanlibraries.net
Calumet City Public Library https://ccs.swanlibraries.net
Calumet Park Public Library https://cas.swanlibraries.net
Carol Stream Public Library https://csd.swanlibraries.net
Chicago Heights Public Library https://chs.swanlibraries.net
Chicago Ridge Public Library https://crs.swanlibraries.net
Cicero Public Library https://cis.swanlibraries.net
Clarendon Hills Public Library https://cns.swanlibraries.net
Crestwood Public Library District https://cws.swanlibraries.net
Crete Public Library District https://cts.swanlibraries.net
Dolton Public Library District https://dos.swanlibraries.net
Downers Grove Public Library https://dgs.swanlibraries.net
Eisenhower Public Library District https://ess.swanlibraries.net
Elmwood Park Public Library https://eps.swanlibraries.net
Evergreen Park Public Library https://evs.swanlibraries.net
Flossmoor Public Library https://fms.swanlibraries.net
Forest Park Public Library https://fps.swanlibraries.net
Frankfort Public Library District https://frs.swanlibraries.net
Franklin Park Public Library District https://fpd.swanlibraries.net
Geneva Public Library District https://gvd.swanlibraries.net
Glen Ellyn Public Library https://ged.swanlibraries.net
Glenside Public Library District https://gsd.swanlibraries.net
Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library District https://gws.swanlibraries.net
Grande Prairie Public Library District https://gps.swanlibraries.net
Green Hills Public Library District https://ghs.swanlibraries.net
Harvey Public Library District https://has.swanlibraries.net
Hillside Public Library https://hss.swanlibraries.net
Hinsdale Public Library https://hds.swanlibraries.net
Hodgkins Public Library District https://hks.swanlibraries.net
Homewood Public Library District https://hws.swanlibraries.net
Indian Prairie Public Library District https://ins.swanlibraries.net
Itasca Community Library https://itd.swanlibraries.net
Justice Public Library District https://jds.swanlibraries.net
Kaneville Public Library District https://kvd.swanlibraries.net
LaGrange Park Public Library District https://lps.swanlibraries.net
LaGrange Public Library https://lgs.swanlibraries.net
Lansing Public Library https://lss.swanlibraries.net
Lyons Public Library https://lys.swanlibraries.net
Bradford Anderson Oglesby Public Library https://mks.swanlibraries.net
Matteson Area Public Library District https://mts.swanlibraries.net
Maywood Public Library District https://mws.swanlibraries.net
McCook Public Library District https://mcs.swanlibraries.net
Melrose Park Public Library https://mps.swanlibraries.net
Messenger Public Library of North Aurora https://med.swanlibraries.net
Midlothian Public Library https://mds.swanlibraries.net
Nancy L. McConathy Public Library District https://svs.swanlibraries.net
National University of Health Sciences Learning Resource Center https://nud.swanlibraries.net
North Riverside Public Library District https://nrs.swanlibraries.net
Northlake Public Library District https://nls.swanlibraries.net
Oak Brook Public Library https://obd.swanlibraries.net
Oak Lawn Public Library https://ols.swanlibraries.net
Oak Park Public Library Main Library https://ops.swanlibraries.net
Palos Heights Public Library https://phs.swanlibraries.net
Palos Park Public Library https://pps.swanlibraries.net
Park Forest Public Library https://pfs.swanlibraries.net
Prairie State College https://pcs.swanlibraries.net
Prairie Trails Public Library District https://pts.swanlibraries.net
Richton Park Public Library District https://rps.swanlibraries.net
River Forest Public Library https://rfs.swanlibraries.net
River Grove Public Library District https://rgs.swanlibraries.net
Riverdale Public Library District https://rds.swanlibraries.net
Riverside Public Library https://rss.swanlibraries.net
Roselle Public Library District https://rod.swanlibraries.net
Saint Charles Public Library District https://scd.swanlibraries.net
Schiller Park Public Library https://sps.swanlibraries.net
South Holland Public Library https://shs.swanlibraries.net
Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library District https://sts.swanlibraries.net
Stickney-Forest View Public Library District https://sfs.swanlibraries.net
Sugar Grove Public Library District https://sgd.swanlibraries.net
Summit Public Library District https://sas.swanlibraries.net
SWAN - System Wide Automation Network https://catalogbeta.swanlibraries.net
The Morton Arboretum Sterling Morton Library https://mas.swanlibraries.net
Theosophical Society in America Henry S. Olcott Memorial Library https://tod.swanlibraries.net
Thomas Ford Memorial Library https://tfs.swanlibraries.net
Thornton Public Library https://ths.swanlibraries.net
Tinley Park Public Library https://tps.swanlibraries.net
Town and Country Public Library District https://tcd.swanlibraries.net
University Park Public Library District https://pss.swanlibraries.net
Villa Park Public Library https://vpd.swanlibraries.net
Warrenville Public Library District https://wvd.swanlibraries.net
West Chicago Public Library District https://wcd.swanlibraries.net
Westchester Public Library https://wcs.swanlibraries.net
Westmont Public Library https://wms.swanlibraries.net
William Leonard Public Library District https://ros.swanlibraries.net
Wood Dale Public Library District https://wdd.swanlibraries.net
Woodridge Public Library https://wrs.swanlibraries.net
Worth Public Library District https://wos.swanlibraries.net
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
For More Information
Jessica Zairo
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

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