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Santa Barbara Public Library goes live on Aspen and Koha with ByWater Support

Press Release: ByWater Solutions [April 21, 2022]

ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Santa Barbara Library in California is now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater migrated over 91,000 bib records, 137,000 item records, and over 63,000 patrons.

Jessica Cadiente, Director, Santa Barbara Library, recently commented:

Santa Barbara Public Library is very pleased to have worked with ByWater Solutions for both the Koha ILS and the Aspen Discovery layer. After thorough vetting of the many options on the market, SBPL felt that Koha and Aspen was the most cost-effective product on the market with the functionality we needed to best serve our patrons. ByWater Solutions staff made the transition smooth and were wonderful to work with. We're excited about the possibility of collaborating with the Koha community to continually improve the open source product."

About Santa Barbara Library

The mission statement of the Santa Barbara Public Library is to provide information services, reading materials, and educational resources to residents of all ages from the Santa Ynez Valley to Carpinteria.

The Santa Barbara Public Library is a department of the City of Santa Barbara. Under an Agreement for Operation of a County-Wide Free Library System, in partnership with the County of Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara Public Library also administers Library facilities and services in County branch libraries in Carpinteria and Montecito.

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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, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit

About Koha

Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha's impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.

Koha's OPAC, circulation, management, and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies, HTML5, CSS, and Javascript, making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, please visit

About 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 (record grouping), and much more. With included features like web builder and mobile app (Aspen LiDA), Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems, with less impact on library budgets.

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Publication Year:2022
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:April 21, 2022
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Koha
Libraries: Santa Barbara Public Library
Record Number:27239
Last Update:2022-08-17 22:39:53
Date Created:2022-04-21 04:21:32