Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive


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].

ByWater Solutions koha-US to Host a GivingTuesday Koha Q&A. GivingTuesday is a global movement encouraging people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. In support of this initiative, the koha-US Education Committee will be holding a 2-hour YouTube Livestream on November 30th starting at 9:00am PST. [Full Announcement].

October 15, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces October 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. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions Joins Tenn-Share for the 2021 Virtual DataFest. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they will be a sponsor at the 2021 Tenn-Share Datafest Conference, Prepare to Pivot. The event will be held virtually on October 27th-28th. This is the second virtual DataFest and Fall Conference. Tenn-Share wants to celebrate their successes and share how the community can continue to build their shared knowledge and shared innovations together. [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].

October 12, 2021

ByWater Solutions Marion County Library System goes live on Koha with ByWater support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Marion County Library System in Florida is now live on Koha. [Full Announcement].

October 8, 2021

ByWater Solutions Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative goes live on Aspen and Koha with ByWater support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative in Florida is now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha with ByWater Support. [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 23, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions partners with FE Technologies to bring RFID support and more to Koha partners. ByWater Solutions announced that they have partnered with FE Technologies to provide support and integration with RFID to enhance the library user experience with Koha ILS. This integration provides services from FE Technologies that were designed to enhance, automate and modernize library circulation functions, providing self-service to users, efficient staff management, a high level of security to protect your valuable collection, and a fast inventory solution. [Full Announcement].

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].

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