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RCLS: ILS Services: Aspen Discovery

About Aspen

Aspen Discovery is a discovery layer (public facing catalog) that is slated to fully replace our current discovery layer, Enterprise, by September of 2023. Some member libraries are already using Aspen exclusively, or alongside Enterprise. Aspen combines our library catalog with e-content, digital archives, and enrichment from the major third-party providers that we have contracts with. It also improves relevancy and ease of use, provides native reading recommendations, displays all formats of titles within one result.

Answers to many questions about Aspen Discovery can be found in their Online Help Center, which is freely accessible.

Going Live with Aspen

The decision to "Go Live" with Aspen is left to each individual library. While RCLS recommends that you acclimate staff and patrons to the new public catalog as soon as possible, we will continue to have access to Enterprise until August 31st, 2023. The following checklist is a guide for libraries choosing a "Go Live" date for their Aspen Discovery Catalogs.