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Press Release: ByWater Solutions [August 4, 2022]

Haslet Public Library joins MetroShare and chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha and Aspen Discovery Support

ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the Haslet Public Library in Haslet, Texas has joined MetroShare Libraries to use ByWater Solutions for their support of Koha and Aspen Discovery.

ByWater completed the transition of over 28,000 bibliographic records.

You can view the new catalog at https://haslet.aspendiscovery....

Enica Davis, Data Migration Librarian at ByWater Solutions, recently commented on the migration:

We are so excited to have Haslet Public Library, part of the MetroShare Consortium, be one of our partners. They were a pleasure to work with and rocked their migration, considering they were short-staff at the time we started the process. It was lovely to see a dedicated group of librarians!

About Haslet Public Library

The Haslet Public Library placed #1 in the nation in the Library Journal 5-Star award and was named a Texas Municipal Library Directors Association Achievement of Excellence winner for 2021.

Learn more about the Haslet Public Library here:

About MetroShare Libraries

The MetroShare Consortium is a newly formed consortium in Texas consisting of nine public libraries.

The MetroShare libraries include: Burleson Public Library, Benbrook Public Library, Forest Hill Public Library, Haltom City Public Library, Keller Public Library, Richland Hills Public Library, Haslet Public Library and Watauga Public Library.

The MetroShare consortium launched their new new online catalog to provide a more user-friendly experience and an improved integration of digital titles

About ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in the first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit

About Koha

Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha's impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.

Koha's OPAC, circulation, management, and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies, HTML5, CSS and Javascript, making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, please visit

About Aspen Discovery

Aspen is a full-featured Discovery System that integrates with e-content and other 3rd party providers, giving your patrons comprehensive access to all of your materials in one place. Aspen combines your library catalog with e-content, digital archives, and enrichment from all major third-party providers improves relevancy and ease of use, provides native reading recommendations, displays all formats of titles within one result (FRBR) and much more. Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems with less of an impact on library budgets. For more information about Aspen please visit:

Summary: ByWater Solutions announced that the Haslet Public Library in Haslet, Texas has joined MetroShare Libraries to use ByWater Solutions for their support of Koha and Aspen Discovery.
Publication Year:2022
Type of Material:Press Release
Date Issued:August 4, 2022
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Koha
Aspen Discovery
Libraries: Haslet Public Library

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