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 (FRBR), and much more. Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems with less impact on library budgets.

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Join Us For Upcoming Webinars

Every month we present Aspen Discovery demos on a variety of different topics. Join us for one of these free sessions to learn more about what Aspen can do for your library and library patrons!

See a list of our upcoming webinars here.

Introduction to Aspen Discovery

Aspen Discovery Goals

  1. Maximize Patron Usage of All Library Materials.
  2. Complete Integration with the Underlying ILS and eContent Providers.
  3. Make it Easy for Patrons to Use.
  4. Make it easy for Library Administrators to customize and maintain.

Aspen Discovery Goals

Complete Integration Third Party Products

Aspen integrates with the APIs for any ILS and eContent providers. New integrations are being continually added and existing integrations are continually being refined.

Here is a complete list of Aspen Discovery Integrations

Documentation

The Help Manual for Aspen Discovery is available at http://aspen-test.bywatersolutions.com/Admin/HelpManual

The Release Notes can be found at http://aspen-test.bywatersolutions.com/Admin/ReleaseNotes

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Aspen Discovery Community

  • 8 Contributors
  • 450+ Libraries
  • 7 Translated Languages

Meet our Team

Mark Noble

Mark Noble

Aspen Discovery Team Lead

Mark Noble

Mark Noble

Aspen Discovery Team Lead

Mark graduated with a degree in Architectural Engineering, but moved immediately into software development. More than half his career has been spent building software for libraries with the majority of the time spent working on Discovery software. He enjoys creating innovative new functionality to make library software work better for patrons and staff. In his spare time, Mark enjoys being outdoors running and hiking, traveling, and hanging out with his kids.

Addie Van Salisbury

Addie Van Salisbury

Process Polymath

Addie Van Salisbury

Addie Van Salisbury

Process Polymath

Addie received a B.A. in History and a B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently working on her Masters of Data Science through the Information School at Syracuse University. As long as she can remember, her and libraries have been close friends - beginning with being an honored member of '100 Books Read' club in first grade to finishing her research in the long stacks at UNC. She is very excited to share her love of libraries and to empower your patrons! In her spare time, Addie loves exploring her home in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, traveling, cooking, and playing with her dogs - Ollie and Finn!

Kirstien Kroeger

Kirstien Kroeger

Aspen Discovery Developer

Kirstien Kroeger

Kirstien Kroeger

Aspen Discovery Developer

Kirstien holds a BS in Computer Science from Fort Hays State University, a AAS in Graphic Design from Salina Area Technical College, and is finishing up a MPS in UX Design from Maryland Institute College of Art. She came into the library world on a whim, but fell in love with being able to find ways to help people access information and resources by creating human-centered digital experiences that advocate for real users. Kirstien lives in central Kansas with her cat Harley, and in her free time enjoys reading spooky thriller novels, collecting quirky art from comic conventions, and playing video games.

Bill Kessler

Bill Kessler

Aspen Discovery Sales Consultant

Bill Kessler

Bill Kessler

Aspen Discovery Sales Consultant

Bill has a degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He has extensive sales, innovative marketing and outreach, and customer relationship experience. Bill has been working with libraries since 2001. In his spare time, he enjoys running, hiking, traveling, and spending time with family.

Kalleen Marquise

Kalleen Marquise

Partner Engagement

Kalleen Marquise

Kalleen Marquise

Partner Engagement

Kalleen holds a MLIS from the University of South Florida and a BA in English from the University of Florida (Go Gators!). She has over seven years of experience working in public service in public and academic libraries. Kalleen is passionate about providing outstanding customer service and getting to know library partners far and wide. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the natural wonders of Florida and countries on her travel bucket list.

Morgan Daigneault

Morgan Daigneault

Aspen Implementation Specialist

Morgan Daigneault

Morgan Daigneault

Aspen Implementation Specialist

Morgan began her journey as a public library volunteer while studying graphic design but eventually realized her heart belonged to the library world and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. She received her MLIS from the University of Missouri. As a librarian, she has experience with teaching technology classes for adults, leading staff development workshops, and having a blast in youth services. Morgan is excited to bring her enthusiasm for teaching and technology to ByWater’s library partners! Originally from Kansas City, Morgan now lives in Maine with her tiny dog and large cats. In her personal time, she enjoys hiking, audiobooks, cross-stitching, and video games