Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive


September 22, 2021

ByWater Solutions Penticton Public 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 Penticton Public Library in BC, Canada is now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha with ByWater Support. [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].

September 15, 2021

ByWater Solutions MetroShare Consortium goes live on Aspen and Koha with ByWater support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, the MetroShare Consortium in Texas is now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha with ByWater Support. [Full Announcement].

September 13, 2021

ByWater Solutions Washoe County Law Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions announced that Washoe County Law Library is now live on Koha. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces September 2021 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 first winner of the ByWater Community Giveback is the Silver Lake Public Library Foundation in Silver Lake, Kansas. [Full Announcement].

September 3, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions Joins SEFLIN for 2021 SEFLIN Virtual Conference. ByWater Solutions announced that they will be a sponsor at the 2021 SEFLIN Virtual Conference Libraries the Intersection of Technology & Innovation - Advocating for Dignity in a Digital World. The event will be held virtually on Friday, September 17th from 10:00am - 4:00pm EST. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions Hold the Phone! ByWater Solutions Announces ITI Webinar for the Aspen Discovery Mobile App. Extensive user studies and testing in the open-source community lead to the development of the Aspen Discovery app designed for library users by library users. The Aspen Discovery app provides personalized access to all the rich content available from your library right in the palm of your hands. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces Aspen Discovery 21.11.00 Release. With this release we're thrilled to help our libraries develop a community translation system that all Aspen libraries can participate in to better serve patrons where English is not their primary language [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 17, 2021

ByWater Solutions Two new libraries join VOKAL With ByWater Solutions' Koha support. ByWater Solutions, announced that Vermont Organization of Koha Automated Libraries has added Fletcher Free Library and Lincoln Library to its consortium. They will be using Koha for their ILS. [Full Announcement].

August 5, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces Community Giveback Program. ByWater Solutions announced the launch of a Community Giveback program that directly supports libraries and their communities. The company will select one library a month to donate $500 to their Non-profit 501c3 organization such as Friends of the Library, Library Foundation, or other funding entity. These funds are meant to support libraries and their communities and fill gaps in funding to further library goals. [Full Announcement].

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].

August 4, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces Aspen Discovery 21.09.00 release. We started this release with some accessibility updates to make Aspen even easier to use with a screen reader. We added header markup to the search results to make it easier to jump between search results and details in full record pages. We also made it easier to use Aspen without a mouse. [Full Announcement].

July 27, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions partners with Theke Solutions and iii to launch INN-Reach integration with Koha. ByWater Solutions announced that the Koha Open Source ILS now has integration with INN-Reach, a resource-sharing tool from Innovative Interfaces, Inc. ByWater Solutions partnered with Theke Solutions and Innovative Interfaces, Inc. to develop the integration between the two platforms. [Full Announcement].

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].

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