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November 18, 2022

ByWater Solutions El Paso County Digital Library goes live on Aspen and Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the El Paso County Digital Library in Texas is now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha ILS with ByWater Support. This is a unique library that offers only digital collections and a small number of physical items such as laptops and hotspots. Their digital content includes CloudLibrary, Hoopla, Kanopy, and they will feature events via LibCal. They also promote their other digital resources via placards. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions Aspen 22.11 release brings 60+ updates including more options for displaying copy information. This month's Aspen Discovery release brings more than 60 updates requested by our library and consortia partners. Updates include deciding how many copies to display as well as when to display the “Where is it?” link. A suggestion was also made to show the copy information in one column instead of two, a change that our partners discussed and agreed on. [Full Announcement].

November 10, 2022

ByWater Solutions Wyoming State Library's WYLDcat Catalog goes live on Aspen Discovery with ByWater Solutions Support. ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Wyoming State Library and their WYLDCat Catalog. The WYLD Network is a statewide, multi-type library consortium of 108 libraries in Wyoming. Library services are supported by the Wyoming State Library's WYLD Office in Cheyenne. The shared bibliographic database contains 1.1 million records and supports 3.3 million transactions annually. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions Park County Public Libraries join CLiC and Choose ByWater Solutions' Koha and Aspen Support. ByWater Solutions announced that CLiC (Colorado Library Consortium) has added Park County Libraries to their consortium. They will be using Koha for their ILS and Aspen Discovery for their catalog. [Full Announcement].

October 28, 2022

ByWater Solutions Huntsville-Madison County Public Library becomes first in Alabama to go live on Aspen Discovery with ByWater. ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library and their Aspen Open Source Discovery system. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces October 2022 Community Giveback winner. Each month, ByWater Solutions selects one library to be awarded $500. These funds are meant to support libraries and their communities and fill gaps in funding to further library goals. We are excited to announce our October 2022 winner of the ByWater Community Giveback, the Plum Creek Library System in Minnesota. [Full Announcement].

October 19, 2022

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions Announces new user interface customization options and enhancements with Our Aspen Discovery 22.10 Release. This month's release includes multiple enhancements to the options libraries have for customizing the Aspen user interface. Aspen's header and footer can now easily be extended to fill the full width of the browser window. Libraries also have the option to upload and format an image as the header background. We heard from many libraries that they loved the style of floating book covers that The Darien Library created when they launched earlier this year, and now that style of cover is an easy configuration option rather than custom CSS. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions Three Texas Libraries join MetroShare and choose ByWater Solutions' Koha and Aspen Discovery support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Decatur Public Library, Roanoke Public Library, and the John Ed Keeter Public Library (Saginaw Public Library) have joined MetroShare and choose ByWater Solutions' Koha and Aspen Discovery Support [Full Announcement].

October 14, 2022

ByWater Solutions Ocean State Libraries selects Koha and Aspen Discovery to power Its patron portal to books, media and more in Partnership with ByWater Library Solutions. Ocean State Libraries is delighted to announce that its members have selected Koha and Aspen Discovery as its next ILS and discovery solution after more than a year of product explorations and evaluations. Koha and Aspen Discovery work together to power behind-the-scenes operations and patron-facing discovery of library resources. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for East Central Regional Library. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for the East Central Regional Library in Minnesota. [Full Announcement].

October 7, 2022

ByWater Solutions Euless Public Library Goes Live on Aspen and Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions announced that the Euless Public Library in Texas is now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater migrated over 77,000 bib records and 87,000 item records. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces Yavapai Library Network is live on the Aspen LiDA App. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Yavapai Library Network in Arizona is live on Aspen LiDA. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions celebrates one year of Community Giveback program. In September 2021, ByWater Solutions launched its Community Giveback program. The spirit behind the program is our love for libraries. Our team is made up of librarians and library fanatics. The company is always looking for ways to give back and create opportunities where we can to support libraries. This is a small token of thanks for all the hard work libraries do in their communities every day. [Full Announcement].

October 4, 2022

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions Contributions to Koha - September 2022. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced the contributions to the Koha Community code from the ByWater Development team. At ByWater, we believe transparency is the key to success. We submit all developments, plugins, tools, and documentation we create back to the Koha Community. [Full Announcement].

September 27, 2022

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions Recognized for Support at KohaCon22. ByWater Solutions announced that they were recognized for their support of Koha-US at the 2022 KohaCon Internation Conference. [Full Announcement].

September 23, 2022

ByWater Solutions Shrewsbury Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Shrewsbury Public Library went live on Koha with support from ByWater Solutions. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for Plum Creek Library System. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for the Plum Creek Library System in Minnesota. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions Supports KohaCon22. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, is a proud sponsor of KohaCon22, the international Koha Annual Conference, hosted this year by koha-US. KohaCon22 will be held from September 20-23rd (Tuesday-Friday) 2022 in Lawrence, Kansas, USA. This will be a hybrid conference with both in-person and online attendance and participation options. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces September 2022 Community Giveback winner. Each month, ByWater Solutions selects one library to be awarded $500. These funds are meant to support libraries and their communities and fill gaps in funding to further library goals. The September 2022 winner of the ByWater Community Giveback, the Law Library Association of St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri. [Full Announcement].

September 16, 2022

ByWater Solutions Yakama Nation Library joins Three Rivers Library Consortium with Koha Support from ByWater Solutions. ByWater Solutions announced that the Yakama Nation Library joined Three Rivers Library Consortium with Koha support from ByWater Solutions. Over 21,000 bibliographic records and 24,000 item records were migrated over. [Full Announcement].

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