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June 11, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions Partners with koha-US to raise money for the Koha Community. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that their partnership with koha-US raised over $1,800.00 for the Koha Community. 69 Community members participated in the month-long challenge logging over 2,140 miles for the month of May. [Full Announcement].

June 9, 2021

ByWater Solutions Koha Community Announces 21.05 Release. The Koha Community, home of the world's first free and open-source library system, announced last month that the Koha 21.05 release is available. This major release includes 6 new features, 248 enhancements, 449 bugfixes. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions' Partners Sponsor Development in Koha 21.05 Release. We are so thankful for all our partners that have sponsored developments in the Koha Community 21.05 release. [Full Announcement].

June 7, 2021

ByWater Solutions Dubuque County Library District goes live on Aspen and Koha with ByWater support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, the Dubuque County Library District in Dubuque, Iowa are now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha with ByWater Support. Bywater Solutions completed the transition of the library's records from self-hosted TLC to Koha and Aspen and is providing ongoing support services to the library. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for Round Rock Public 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 Round Rock Public Library in Round Rock, Texas. Aspen was added to Round Rock's already existing Koha ILS that ByWater Solutions has supported since 2016! We are so happy to expand our partnership with Round Rock and their amazing team. [Full Announcement].

June 6, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces Aspen Discovery 21.07.00 Release. Aspen Discovery 21.07 has something for everyone: we've made permissions more granular for large consortia; we've made browse categories and collection spotlights easier to update and manage for librarians; we've updated the display of similar titles and titles within a series to be more appealing for patrons; and we've given patrons the ability to easily see when they last checked out a title while browsing the catalog. [Full Announcement].

June 2, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions Announces Discover Webinar Series. Are you looking for a more flexible and affordable ILS? Are you interested in all the buzz surrounding discovery layers? Then, we have solutions for you! Attend any or all of the upcoming webinars with ByWater Solutions to learn more about Koha ILS and/or Aspen Discovery. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions welcomes Morgan Daigneault to the Aspen Discovery Team. ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open-Source library technology support, announced today that Morgan Daigneault has joined Aspen Discovery, ByWater Solutions Team as an Aspen Implementation Specialist. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions to Present at ALA Annual Virtual Conference 2021. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they will be presenting at the 2021 American Libraries Association (ALA) Virtual Conference on June 22, 2021. ByWater Solutions at American Library Association 2021 Virtual Conference [Full Announcement].

May 27, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for Crawford County Federated 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 Crawford County Federated Library System in Pennsylvania. [Full Announcement].

May 25, 2021

ByWater Solutions Weber State University goes live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Weber State University- Stewart Library in Ogden, Utah is now live on Koha. [Full Announcement].

May 14, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces Aspen Discovery 21.06.00 Release. This release adds new capabilities to Web Builder to make it even easier for libraries to use Aspen Discovery for their entire web presence. Libraries can now easily add information about their address, phone number, and hours of operation to an Aspen Discovery page this makes it easier for patrons to find this critical information. Libraries can also easily add resources they have created in Aspen Discovery to pages in Aspen to help guide patrons to resources that will be most useful to them. [Full Announcement].

May 13, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions at the 2021 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Conference. ByWater Solutions will be attending the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Virtual Conference from July 19-23. We are excited to be a part of the Leading with Wisdom and Insight conversation. We will be available to answer questions, and to take part in discussions regarding the future of Open Source solutions for Libraries at our virtual booth! [Full Announcement].

May 11, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions at American Library Association 2021 Virtual Conference. ByWater Solutions will be attending the 2021 American Libraries Association Virtual Conference from June 23-26. We will be available to answer questions, and to take part in discussions regarding the future of Open Source solutions for Libraries at our virtual booth! Make sure to swing by our virtual booth on opening day, on June 23, for a full day of exhibit sessions and activities. [Full Announcement].

April 23, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces Aspen Discovery 21.05.00 Release. In version 21.05, we focused on updates to our ILS integrations, user lists, custom covers, and web builder functionality. During this release, we completed our implementation of Symphony by allowing patrons to update their messaging settings within Aspen so they can easily control which notices they receive via text message. We have also added support for all core discovery functionality for users of Polaris including the ability to place and modify holds, renew checkouts, and automatically index changed records from Polaris. We have also improved our Carl.X and Koha integrations. [Full Announcement].

April 14, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for Washoe County Library System. 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 Washoe County Library System in Reno, Nevada. Aspen will be working with Washoe's already existing Koha ILS to provide [Full Announcement].

April 6, 2021

ByWater Solutions Union County College goes live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Union County College in Cranford, NJ is now live on Koha. [Full Announcement].

April 1, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions at the 2021 Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference. ByWater Solutions will be attending the 2021 Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Virtual Conference from April 13-16. We are excited to be a part of Ascending into an Open Future conversation. We will be available to answer questions, and to take part in discussions regarding the future of Open Source solutions for Libraries at our virtual booth. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions Aspen Discovery 21.04.00 Release Summary. Our partners have been asking for the ability to view account information within search results and detailed pages to help patrons easily see what they have checked out and on hold within the catalog. Aspen Discovery 21.04 adds this functionality for physical materials and all eContent sources. [Full Announcement].

March 25, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions at 2021 Texas Library Association Annual Conference. ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that team members will be at the 2021 Virtual Texas Library Association Annual Conference from April 22-24, 2021. The event will be held online. [Full Announcement].

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