Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive


November 17, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for Rapid City 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 Rapid City Public Library in Rapid City, South Dakota. The Rapid City Public Library has been a Koha and ByWater partner since 2015. [Full Announcement].

November 11, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces Support of Aspen Discovery for McKinney Public Libraries. 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 McKinney Public Libraries in McKinney, Texas. McKinney Public Libraries has been a Koha and ByWater partner since 2016. [Full Announcement].

November 10, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions Announces Aspen Discovery 21.14.00 Release. This release features a lot of backend and infrastructure work to Aspen Discovery to increase scalability and real time monitoring of everyone's systems. This backend work may not offer the glitz and glamor of some of our other releases, but we are excited to see how these proactive processes better support our Aspen partners. We have found with this release that indexing is quicker, as some of our partners have millions of records. We made the ability to more easily identify deleted records in Overdrive more streamlined. Additionally, we made several ILS-specific improvements since Aspen Discovery is ILS-agnostic and supports a variety of partner needs. [Full Announcement].

November 9, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for SWAN Library Services. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of open-source library technology support, announced that they are providing support and software development services for the Aspen Discovery system for SWAN Library Services. [Full Announcement].

October 18, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for Coastline Library Network. 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 Coastline Library Network in Oregon. The Coastline Library Network has been a Koha and ByWater partner since 2014. [Full Announcement].

October 14, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions Announces Support of Aspen Discovery for Henry Carter Hull Library. 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 Henry Carter Hull in Clinton, CT. The Henry Carter Hull Public Library has been a Koha and ByWater partner since 2013 [Full Announcement].

October 13, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces Aspen Discovery 21.13.00 Release. As of last week, the Aspen Discovery companion app, Aspen LiDA, is now officially available in both the Apple App Store and Google Play store for you to download! This app is just out of beta testing so there is still a lot of functionality that we are working on building in. But, we have made searching easier and more visually engaging, especially when displaying the different formats available. Users can easily sort through beautiful browse categories to discover new materials. Users can access their library account, library card, and place holds on items. Libraries will love that their catalog and app have a seamless look and feel. [Full Announcement].

September 29, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for VOKAL. 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 Vermont Organization of Koha Automated Libraries, a project of the Green Mountain Library Consortium [Full Announcement].

September 17, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces Aspen Discovery 21.12.00 release. We're excited to announce the 12th release of the year- Aspen Discovery 21.12.00. We're still moving full speed ahead on making enhancements to our Aspen Discovery LiDA (Library Discovery App) app. The app is undergoing Beta testing but we're hoping to push to app stores in 2-3 weeks. In this release, we cleaned up patron functionality and enhanced geolocation services. [Full Announcement].

August 24, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for Spanish Fork Library. ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for Spanish Fork Library in Spanish Fork, Utah. Aspen was added to Spanish Fork's already existing Koha ILS that ByWater Solutions has supported since 2012! We are so happy to expand our partnership with Spanish Fork and their outstanding staff. [Full Announcement].

August 20, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces Aspen Discovery 21.10.00 Release. Aspen 21.10 enables libraries to dedicate sections of their website to specific patron types. Libraries can build staff intranets, volunteer sites, and more. [Full Announcement].

August 5, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for Carnegie-Stout Public Library. ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for Carnegie-Stout Public Library in Dubuque, Iowa. Aspen was added to Carnegie-Stouts's already existing Koha ILS that ByWater Solutions has supported since 2014! We are so happy to expand our partnership with Carnegie-Stout and their enthusiastic team. [Full Announcement].

July 9, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions Partners with KnowledgeWare Technologies to Provide Support for Aspen Discovery. ByWater Solutions announced that KnowledgeWare Technologies is now providing support for Aspen Discovery. ByWater Solutions is working with KnowledgeWare (http://kwareict.com/en) who is based in Saudi Arabia, to bring Aspen to the Middle East. KnowledgeWare has done extensive work on the Arabic translation and right justification development efforts within Aspen and ByWater will be providing assistance and consultation in partnership with them on several projects they have secured within the region. [Full Announcement].

June 30, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions partners with PTFS Europe to extend support of Aspen Discovery to the UK. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they are partnering with PTFS Europe, who will be providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system in the UK. PTFS Europe provides a full range of services needed to implement, host, and support Open Source products. [Full Announcement].

June 7, 2021

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 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].

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 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].

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].

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