ByWater Solutions, a company involved in providing services surrounding open source software, has recently expanded its portfolio to include Aspen Discovery. This open source discovery interface based on VuFind was originally developed by Mark Noble. His business, Turning Leaf Technologies, has been acquired by ByWater solutions and Noble now serves as Aspen Discovery Team Lead.
Noble had also worked with the Marmot Library Network in Colorado in the development of the Pika open source discovery layer, also based on VuFind. Pika continues to be developed and supported by the Marmot Library Network.
Some of the libraries implementing Aspen Discovery include Pueblo City-County Library District; Basin Libraries Systems in Utah, including Uintah County Library and Duchesne County Library System; and the Harold and Mary Ellen Deets Library of Southwestern College in Kansas.
Although ByWater Solutions is known primarily for its support for the open source Koha ILS, it also provides services for the Coral electronic resource management system, FOLIO, and Libki, an open source PC reservation and time management system. The addition of Aspen Discovery fits well into the company's portfolio of open source library products.