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Des Moines Public Library goes live on Aspen and Koha with ByWater Support

Press Release: ByWater Solutions [July 13, 2022]

ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Des Moines Public Library in Iowa is now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater migrated over 200,000 bib records and 400,000 item records.

The customized OPAC for the library can be seen here:


Enica Davis, Data Migration Librarian at ByWater Solutions, commented on the Koha migration:

Des Moines Public Library was amazing to work with! The librarians who worked on this migration project with us were on top of everything and asked a lot of great questions. Because of their due diligence and knowing their data well, the implementation process has gone smoothly. We are thrilled to have another Iowa library as a partner!

Morgan Daigneault, Aspen Implementation Specialist at ByWater Solutions, commented on the Aspen implementation:

It was great working with the team at Des Moines Public Library! They were always engaged and asked great questions, which has really helped them make the most out of Aspen Discovery."

About Des Moines Public Library

At the Des Moines Public Library, we inform and inspire the curious. Our mission is to strengthen our community by connecting people with ideas and the tools they need to enrich their lives. Our core values are:

  • We believe reading improves lives.
  • We are committed to our valued customers and partners.
  • We cultivate and celebrate our inclusive, engaged staff.
  • We are champions for equity.
  • We are passionate about literacy and lifelong learning.
  • We are a safe and welcoming space for all.
  • We are responsible stewards of public resources.
  • We are ready to serve.

Read more here:

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:July 13, 2022
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Koha
Aspen Discovery
Libraries: Des Moines Public Library
Subject: System announcements -- installations
Record Number:27525
Last Update:2024-05-25 21:56:12
Date Created:2022-07-13 14:32:50