Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive


July 23, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Koha for Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support services for Koha ILS for Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York. Bywater Solutions completed the transition of Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine's 3,300+ item records from Sierra to Koha and is providing ongoing support services to the library. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions hosts Open Source Live: Koha Bugsquashing Bonanza. Join the ByWater team and Koha community members for a live event to help the Koha community squash some bugs. We are hosting this event on Tuesday, August 10th at 11am EST- pop in at anytime to join us during this two hour event. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions Joins SEFLIN for 2021 SEFLIN Regional Conference. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that team members will be at the Virtual 2021 SEFLIN Regional Conference Whose Library Is It Anyway: Improvisation in Improbable Times conference. The event will be held virtually on Thursday, July 29, 2021. [Full Announcement].

July 16, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions at Colorado Association of Libraries 2021 Annual Conference. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that team members will be at CALCON 2021, Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) Annual Conference. The event will take place in Westminister, Colorado at the Westin from September 9-11. [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].

July 7, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions Announces Aspen Discovery 21.08.00 Release. Aspen Discovery 21.08 has lots of new features that will help patrons, especially power users, to be more efficient. It also includes numerous changes to make administration easier. Finally, there are some back end changes to enable future performance enhancements and new indexing functionality. [Full Announcement].

July 2, 2021

ByWater Solutions Library is Open Podcast with Mark Noble. ByWater Solutions announced its newest session of The Library is Open Podcast! This session features an interview with Mark Noble, Aspen Discovery Team Lead at ByWater Solutions. Mark and Jessie talk about the future of open-source discovery, the global community and what's on the roadmap for Aspen Discovery in this episode. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions Ajax Public Library increases circulation and holds with Aspen Discovery - A Case Study. With three branches to serve the entire community, the Library offers over 500 annual programs and events including workshops, training, book clubs, film screenings and information sessions for toddlers, kids, teens, adults and seniors. With a catalogue collection of over 150,000 items, including books, periodicals, music and movies, the library provides a substantive inventory of both print and digital assets for readers of all skill-sets and ages. Appointed by Ajax Town Council, the Ajax Public Library is governed by a nine member board, including eight citizens and one Councillor. [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 23, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Koha for Santa Fe Public Library. ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support services for the Koha ILS for Santa Fe Public Library in New Mexico! Santa Fe Public Library also went live on Aspen Discovery in January 2021. [Full Announcement].

June 22, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Koha for Motlow State Community College. ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support services for Koha ILS for Motlow State Community College in Tennessee. Bywater Solutions completed the transition of Motlow State Community College's 69,000+ items from Alma to Koha and is providing ongoing support services to the library. [Full Announcement].

June 18, 2021

ByWater Solutions Concordia University Texas (CTX) Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions announced that Concordia University Texas Library in Austin, TX is now live on Koha. ByWater completed the transition of the library's 43,500 plus bibs from Voyager and is providing ongoing support services to the library. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions Worcester State University Library joins HELM and ByWater Solutions' Koha Support. ByWater Solutions announced that HELM (Higher Education Libraries of Massachusetts), an association of Massachusetts college libraries in public higher education has added Worcester State University Library to their HELM catalog. ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 130,000 plus holdings from Horizon and is providing ongoing support services to the library. [Full Announcement].

June 17, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions partners with Patron Point to integrate library marketing within Koha. ByWater Solutions announced that the Koha Open Source ILS now has integration with Patron Point, the leading community engagement platform for public libraries. This partnership opens the Koha Community to drive their digital marketing and their community engagement. Patron Point works to connect Koha to a wide range of third-party services such as eBook platforms, databases, events, and many others. [Full Announcement].

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].

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