Aspen Discovery

Aspen Discovery is a next generation platform, the first new platform of its kind to be launched in years. It’s a little bit revolutionary….

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Designed around your users’ browsing experience, this Open Source and highly featured Discovery tool integrates the library catalogue, e-content, photographic libraries, websites, open access databases and more, bringing all your library’s resources together via a single search.


Aspen Discovery provides complete integration with your organisation’s underlying Library Management System and eContent Providers while also offering administrators a high degree of custom configuration.


Searching provides relevant results from:

  • material from catalogue
  • discovery service
  • enrichment
  • e-books, audio-books (multiple providers)
  • best seller lists


Additionally, ‘My Account’ includes:

  • Details for e-material checkouts
  • Reservations for digital material
  • Recommendations
  • Content Management System (CMS) functionality


Highly configurable and customisable to your library’s look and feel

Why Aspen Discovery?

  • Broad platform for discovery and community engagement
  • Encourages use of wider range of library resources
  • Supports the library mission to promote literacy and learning
  • Rich usage analytics better inform resource evaluation and selection
  • Easy and flexible to administer
  • Consortia friendly
  • Drives digital presence and boosts the library’s relevance
  • Improved value for money of library expenditure on both print and electronic material
  • Less staff resource needed to produce a better digital presence
  • Increased usage of library resources
  • Enhances image and relevance of library service
  • Reduces need for separate library web site
  • Builds on investment already made in existing LMS


As an ISO27001 company, PTFS Europe has an excellent reputation for the quality of the support service that is delivered. Our staff are highly skilled and all have many years’ experience in working in the library sector. We are supporting over a hundred organisations, many of which are extremely demanding in the quality of the service that we deliver. We can only provide this service due to the high quality and experience of our staff.


All of our staff are based in the UK and, between them, have hundreds of years of experience working in library automation. Aspen Discovery is an easy system to administer and all administration takes place through a web client. Also, as a hosted solution, there is no ongoing responsibility on staff to maintain and configure the infrastructure or application.

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