Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive


November 29, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions partners with Unique to bring communication support to more Koha partners. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that they have partnered with Unique Management Services to provide support and integration with communication services within Koha ILS. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions joins koha-US for Giving Tuesday. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that they will be joining koha-US for Giving Tuesday. The koha-US Education Committee will be holding a 2-hour YouTube Livestream on November 30th starting at 9:00am PST (Noon EST, 17:00 UTC) [Full Announcement].

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 16, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions launches Aspen LiDA App. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of open-source library technology support, announced that they have launched Aspen LiDA (pronounced Lee-dah; Library Discovery App), a companion app to Aspen Discovery. Aspen Discovery provides a simple and powerful way for patrons to find exactly what they are looking for in their library's catalog. Now with Aspen LiDA, they have access wherever they are. We believe that patrons deserve a better way to discover all the amazing resources that libraries offer, and with Aspen LiDA, everything is in the palm of their hands. [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].

ByWater Solutions Bossier Parish Libraries goes live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Bossier Parish Libraries are now live on Koha. ByWater completed the transition of the library's over 220,000 bibs from Library.Solution and continues to provide support services for Koha. [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].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces the Open Opportunities 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].

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 29, 2021

ByWater Solutions Klassmates program is nurturing a love of open source software. The Koha Klassmates program was introduced back in 2015 by ByWater Solutions as a way to provide hands-on experience for Library School students before they enter the workplace. Koha Klassmates offers free hosted installations of the Koha Open Source ILS to library school instructors for use in their classrooms. Today, we celebrate six years and more than 40+ school programs that have implemented Klassmates. [Full Announcement].

October 28, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions to participate in IHLS Member Day 2021. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they will be a sponsor at the 2021 Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) Member Day 2021 Celebrating Libraries, Building Partnerships. The event will be held virtually on November 18, 2021. Member Day is a virtual day of professional development, networking, and inspiration for library leaders, staff, and trustees of IHLS's member libraries [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].

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].

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