Atlanta, GA — Lyrasis and ByWater Solutions are excited to announce that content from The Palace Project can now be integrated into Aspen Discovery. Through combined efforts, the ability to increase the discovery of ebooks and audiobooks in Aspen Discovery and LiDA sourced from The Palace Project is now available. In an era where rising ebook costs cripple library budgets, making content both accessible and discoverable is of utmost importance. With this partnership, Lyrasis and ByWater Solutions aim to make the patron browsing experience even more streamlined, showcasing a fuller picture of library collections in one place. This work showcases the strength of open-source software and highlights the power of collaboration to change the relationship between libraries, vendors, and technology.

“We at Lyrasis look forward to our continuing collaboration with ByWater Solutions. Libraries, patrons, and vendors all benefit when we work together to create and deliver innovative technology.” – Michael Atwood, Senior Director of Ebooks and Community Engagement at Lyrasis

“So many of our partners are excited about having the Palace Project resources integrated alongside all other materials for their patrons in Aspen. One library reported seeing hundreds of new Palace accounts being created in the first few days after turning the integration on. Working with the team at Lyrasis was great, they were responsive to collaborating with us on the best way to complete the integration and we’re looking forward to partnering with them more in the future.” – Jordan Fields, Head of Aspen at ByWater Solutions

Partner libraries of The Palace Project and ByWater Solutions looking to enable Palace records within their Aspen Discovery layer can find more information here.

About Lyrasis
Lyrasis is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to support enduring access to the world’s shared academic, scientific, and cultural heritage through leadership in open technologies, content services, digital solutions, and collaboration with archives, libraries, museums, and knowledge communities worldwide. Lyrasis’s organizational and staff values are communication, respect, collaboration, impact, and service.

About The Palace Project
The Palace Project, initially funded by a multi-year, multi-million-dollar investment from the Knight Foundation, is supported by Lyrasis in strategic partnership with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The Palace Project’s vision is to strengthen the public library’s vital role as the digital center of the community with unique programs and software solutions.

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, Metabase, Folio, and Libki PC Management.