Partner Spotlight

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Browse by Feature

Archives

Greenville County Library System - Content DM


Hailey Public Library - Omeka

Browse Categories

Bedford Public Library, GMILCS

Unique Browse Categories:

  • Library of Things list turned into a Browse Category; using standardized custom covers with library branding
  • Great variety of genres split out


Benbrook Public Library

Unique Browse Categories:

  • Binge Boxes
  • Library of Things
  • Video Games


Citrus Libraries

Unique Browse Categories:

  • Using Large Cover Images
  • Create rotating Virtual Book Displays


Huntsville-Madison County Public Library

Unique Browse Categories:

  • Hot on Libby - No Holds on Hoopla
  • Local Authors
  • Collection Spotlight that rotates seasonally
  • Local Music


Jackson County Library Services

Unique Browse Categories:

  • Award Winners
  • From the Blog
  • Oregon Battle of the Books
  • Spanish Language Collections


The Kelley Library, GMILCS

Unique Browse Categories:

  • Hot Books - featuring trending books from TikTok and NYT Bestsellers
  • Cool Stuff - Library of Things collection with custom covers


Lebanon Public Libraries

Unique Browse Categories:

  • Book Lists for different age groups with custom covers


MAIN Library Alliance

Highlighted their Morristown Festival of Books event by uploading images of Adult Fiction, Adult Nonficiton, and Children's Authors attending the event. Then, they created lists for each of the featured authors. When you click on the author's face, it takes you to the corresponding book list!


Panhandle Public Library Cooperative

We love their visually appealing emagazine browse categories divided up by age group.


Salina Public Library

Unique Browse Categories:

  • Book Discussions
  • Library of Things - Tabletop Games


Tinley Park Public Library, SWAN Library Services

Unique Browse Categories:

  • Suggestions by Genre for Adults, Children & Familes, Middle Grade, Teens, and more!
Chat

Ajax Library

Ajax Library uses Live Chat Inc. to add a Chat feature to their Aspen catalog.


Rapid City Public Library

Rapid City Public Library uses Library H3lp to add a Chat feature to their Aspen catalog.


Salina Public Library

Salina uses Olark to add a Chat feature to their Aspen catalog.

Collection Spotlights

Benson Memorial Library, Crawford County Federated Library System

They use a Collection Spotlight for New at the Library items. 


Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (EVPL)

They are using a Tabbed Collection Spotlight with custom style sheet applied.


The Henry Carter Hull Library

They use a Collection Spotlight for Upcoming Events.


NCW Libraries

They are using a Tabbed Collection Spotlight 

Content Enrichment

Content Cafe

In this example, the San Luis Obispo Library is getting Published Reviews from Content Cafe. 

NoveList Select

In this example, McKinney Public Libraries is getting Similar Titles, Similar Authors and Similar Series information from NoveList Select.

Syndetics Unbound

In this example, Pasco County Library System is getting cover images, recommendations, summaries, reviews, lists, series and author information from Syndetics Unbound. 

Custom Code - CSS

Capital Area District Libraries

Customizations Include:

  • Buttons
  • System Messages
  • Header and Footer

Darien Library

Customizations Include:

  • Rainbow Links
  • Shadow-box covers
  • Updated Images in the Explore More Box


Knox County Public Library

Customizations Include:

  • Header Menus
  • Multi-Colored Browse Categories
  • Uploaded Group Work Format Icons


Westchester Library System, Harrison Public Library

Customizations Include:

  • Embedded Links in Header
  • Full Screen Search Results


WVLS, Marathon County Public Library

Customizations Include:

  • Header Menus
  • Page Take Up Full Screen
  • Resized Search Bar
Custom Default Covers

Learn More about custom covers

Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library


Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative


Round Rock Public Library

EBSCO

EBSCO EDS

Acorn Public Library, SWAN Library Services

EBSCOhost

Grapevine Public Library

Events

Boynton Beach City Library, SEFLIN

They are using SpringShare's LibCal Integration.

There is also an auto-generated Calendar they have linked a the top of their catalog. See the Calendar here. 


Cuyahoga County Public Library

They are using Communico's Attend Integration.


Fayetteville Public Library

They are using Communico's Attend Integration.


Uintah County Library

They are using Library Market's Calendar.

There is also an auto-generated Calendar they have linked a the top of their catalog. See the Calendar here. 

Format Icons

Learn more about custom format icons

Cuyahoga County Public Library


Knox County Public Library


Manchester City Library, GMILCS


History and Genealogy

Chattanooga Public Library

Local History and Obituary Index from Omeka


County of San Luis Obispo

County of San Luis Obispo (SLO) uses an OAI-PMH History and Archives link to directly pull in their Luna Digital Collections database into Aspen search results.


McKinney Public Library

McKinney Public Libraries built a custom page built within Aspen's Web Builder to curate their Genealogy collections. They link to the page along the top of their catalog.


Uintah County Library

Uintah County Library is a treasure trove for great genealogy, history, and archives examples. 

They use Aspen's Genealogy module to capture over 13,000 records!

They have archives pulled into the Aspen catalog, a Local History menu section along the top of the catalog, custom pages dedicated to local history and they have even scanned in scrapbooks and yearbooks into Aspen.

Lists

Darien Library

Darien Library divides up their lists by Adults, Kids, Teens, and The New York Times.

Many of their lists have custom covers.

They also have some lists with staff reviews highlighted.


Duchesne County Library System

Duchesne County Library System has great lists on a variety of unique topics!


Jackson County Library Services

Jackson County Library Services have amazing lists, including some fantastic music playlists!

Placards

Anne Arundel County Public Library

Search for terms like cooking, anime, kanopy, udemy


Arlington Public Library

Arlington Public Library uses placards to promote Read-Alike lists for popular titles.


Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Carnegie-Stout Public Library uses placards to promote databases.


The Henry Carter Hull Library

The Henry Carter Hull Library uses placards to promote programs.


McKinney Public Library System - Kids' Catalog

McKinney used their Kids' Catalog and placards for an Easter-themed scavenger hunt. Certain keywords would unlock a moving Easter bunny gif.


St. Johns County Public System

SJCPLS has a number of different placards, especially for their databases and library of things. Search their catalog for terms like health, criminal, business, harry potter, chess, birds and farming.

https://sjcpls.aspendiscovery.org


Washoe County Library System

Menu Links

The City of Burleson, MetroShare Libraries

The City of Burleson not only has clever and fun browse categories but they also have great Research and Activities menus full of great links!


Essex Free Library, VOKAL

Essex Free Library uses menu links in Aspen to promote their wide variety of services and digital resources. 

Niche Academy

Grapevine Public Library

Grapevine is using a JavaScript snippet to embed Niche Academy right within the Aspen interface.

Other libraries might opt to use a Menu Link to promote Niche Academy.

Check out some great Aspen tutorial videos made in Niche Academy:

Side Loads

City of Arcadia Library

The City of Arcadia Library has many side loads, including Kanopy, PressReader, Gale Group, Creativebug, and their own government document and special collections.


Nashville Public Library

Nashville Public Library has many side loads, including Kanopy, Comics Plus, BookFlix Books and Movies, LinkedIn Learning, Project Gutenberg, Unglue It, Odilo, and Peterson's Test Center.

Stack Maps

With the StackMap integration a Map It button will appear on available/in library items. When clicked on, a map and directional modal will pop up.

City of Mountain View Public Library


Darien Library

 


Flagstaff Public Library

 

Staff Directory

Okaloosa County Public Library

 

Orem Library

System Messages

Learn More About System Messages Here

City of Mountain View Public Library

System Messages are a great way to advertise planned or unexpected outages.


Nashville Public Library

System Messages are a great way to advertise closures of branches or closures for holidays.


Pascoag Public Library, Ocean State Libraries

When Ocean State Libraries launched their Aspen catalogs, each library system had an Ocean State Libraries system message at the top welcoming users to the new catalog and linking out to FAQs


Yavapai Library Network

Yavapai Library Network has a system message promoting their branded Aspen LiDA app.

Unique Collections

Cedar Park Public Library (TX)


Colorado Parks and Wildlife Research Library, CLIC

Research materials


El Paso Digital Library - Ilumina Public Library

A competely digital/online library!


Glen Ellyn Public Library, SWAN Library Services

Highlighting American Girl Dolls, STEM Kits, and Equipment


NCW Libraries

Highlighting collections like hotspots, snowshoes, telescopes, backpacks and park passes


North Miami Beach Library

Highlighting collections in multiple languages

Web Builder

Bennington Free Library, Catamount Library Network


Benson Memorial Library, Crawford County Federated Library System


Cedar Falls Public Library


The Town of Collierville’s Burch Library


Colorado Parks and Wildlife Research Library, CliC


Coquille Public Library, Coastline Library Network


CW MARS

An About page for the library consortium.


Grapevine Public Library

A page featuring their Lending Library, online classes to access music lessons, and music-related library materials.


Los Gatos Library


McKinney Public Library System


Meadville Public Library, Crawford County Federated Library System


Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative

Internal Staff Page


Pasco County Public Library Cooperative

Pasco has put together a Help page for patrons.


Payson City Library

Payson City Library has built out extensive pages:


Uintah County Public Library

Web Resources

CW MARS

 


Deerfield Public Library

 


Hooksett Library, GMILCS

 


Metropolitan Library System 


Midlothian A.H. Meadows Library

 


Penticton Public Library

 


Pennsylvania Institute of Technology


Porter County Public Library System

 

 


Salina Public Library

Browse by ILS

CarlX

La Porte County Public Library System


Metropolitan Library System


Nashville Public Library

Evergreen

CW MARS

Pictured: Amherst Jones Library

Browse all catalogs here.


East Central Regional Library


Porter County Public Library System


Westchester Library System

Pictured: Mamaroneck Public Library

Browse all catalogs here.

Evolve

Franklin County Libraries

Koha

Carnegie-Stout Public Library


Cedar Park Public Library


McKinney Public Library System


Montgomery County Public Libraries


NCW Libraries


Prosper Community Library


Pueblo-City County Library


Rapid City Public Library


Round Rock Public Library


Santa Fe Public Library


Waterloo Public Library


Westlake Porter Public Library

Polaris

Chattanooga Public Library


 

Collierville Burch Library Public Library


 

Darien Library


 

Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (EVPL)


 

GMILCS, Greater Manchester

Pictured: Merrimack Public Library

See all GMILCS catalogs here.


MAIN Library Alliance

Pictured: Pequannock Township Public Library


 

North Olympic Library System (NOLS)

Sierra

Capital Area District Library (CADL)


City of Mountain View Public Library


Deerfield Public Library


Helen Plum Library


Minuteman Library Network

Pictured: Woburn Public Library

See all catalogs here.


Wisconsin Valley Library Service

Pictured: Owen Public Library

Symphony

Mohave County Library


SWAN Library Services

Pictured: Carol Stream Public Library


Wyoming State Library's WYLDcat Catalog

Pictured: Campbell County Public Libraries


Yavapai Library Network

Pictured: Sedona Public Library

Browse by Library Structure

Academic

Community College of Aurora, CLiC


Hazy Library & Learning Center at the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Yavapai Library Network


Northwest College - Hinckley Library, WYLD


Pennsylvania Institute of Technology (PIT)


Western Nebraska Community College, Pioneer Consortium


Aspen Weekly

Consortia

Black Gold Cooperative Library System

Pictured: Pasco Robles City Library


Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (CLAMS)

Pictured: Brewster Ladies Library


Central Kansas Library System (CKLS)

Pictured: Bison Community Library


Coastline Library Network

Pictured: Curry Public Library


MAIN Library Alliance

Pictured: Morristown-Morris Township Library


Northern New Hampshire Library Cooperative (NNHLC)

Pictured: Madison Library


Ocean State Libraries - Rhode Island

Pictured: Cranston Public Library


WYLD - Wyoming

Pictured: Campbell County Libraries


Aspen Weekly

  

K-12 School

Ellinwood School Community Library


Sunapee Central Elementary School

Kid's Catalog

Bennington Free Library Children's Catalog


Los Gatos Library Children's Catalog


Marion County Public Library System Kid's Catalog


McKinney Public Library System Kid's Catalog


Metropolitan Library System Kids' Catalog


Mohave County Library Kids' Catalog


Salinas Public Library Kid's Catalog

Public

Des Moines Public Library


Dubuque County Library District


Grand County Public Library


Monterey County Free Libraries


North Logan City Library


Spanish Fork Library

Special

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Research Library, CLIC


Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory


McCracken Research Library, Wyoming State Library's WYLDcat Catalog


National Musem of Wildlife Art, Wyoming State Library's WYLDcat Catalog


Wyoming State Law Library, Wyoming State Library's WYLDcat Catalog

Aspen Weekly