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June 14, 2024

ByWater Solutions Koha Community Announces 24.05 Release. The Koha Community, home of the world's first free and open-source library system, announced that the Koha 24.05 release is available. Koha 24.05 is a major release, that comes with many new features. It includes 9 new features, 239 enhancements, and 529 bugfixes. You can read more about the 24.05 release at on the Koha Community Website. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions' Partners Sponsor Development in Koha 24.05 Release. We are so thankful for all our partners who have sponsored developments in the Koha Community 24.05 release. [Full Announcement].

June 12, 2024

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces the Power in Partnerships webinar series. ByWater Solutions is focusing on partnerships in our next webinar series. Both Koha and Aspen Discovery are open-source solutions that can connect to many third-party products. Join us for one or all of these upcoming webinars, and be prepared to see how we put "the party in partnership". [Full Announcement].

June 11, 2024

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for the Williamson County Public Library. ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for the Williamson County Public Library in Tennessee. The Williamson County Public Library is an existing ByWater Solutions partner using supported Koha for their ILS. [Full Announcement].

May 31, 2024

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions at the 2024 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Conference. ByWater Solutions will be attending the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Conference in Chicago, IL from July 20-23. Come see us at Booth 406. We will be available to answer questions, and to take part in discussions regarding the future of Open Source solutions for Libraries at our booth. [Full Announcement].

May 29, 2024

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions at the 2024 Southeastern Library Association (SELA) Conference. ByWater Solutions will be attending the Southeastern Library Association Annual Conference in Huntsville, AL from July 14-16. Stop by the exhibit hall and say hello. We will be available to answer questions, and to take part in discussions regarding the future of Open Source solutions for Libraries at our booth. [Full Announcement].

May 28, 2024

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions at the Special Libraries Association 2024 Conference and Expo. ByWater Solutions will be exhibiting at the 2024 Special Libraries Association Conference and Expo from July 13-16 at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI. This premier event delivers education sessions, an exciting exhibit hall, unparalleled networking opportunities, and much more. [Full Announcement].

May 21, 2024

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces May 2024 Community Giveback Winner. The May 2024 winner of the ByWater Community Giveback is the West Warwick Public Library in Rhode Island, a member of the Ocean State Libraries consortium. The funds will be used to support the purchase of an up-to-date AED machine for the library, [Full Announcement].

May 20, 2024

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for the La Porte County Public Library. ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for the La Porte County Public Library in Indiana. La Porte County Public Library has deep partnerships with their surrounding school libraries, and now those libraries have their own scoped Aspen catalogs. [Full Announcement].

May 15, 2024

ByWater Solutions Register today for the 2024 koha-US Annual Conference. Registration for The koha-US 2024 Annual Conference is now officially open. This year we will be "Blazing New Trails" in Round Rock, Texas August 13th through 16th. We've got 4 days packed with great Koha content, including two keynote speaker sessions (David Lankes and Jean Darnell). As always, we will be broadcasting as much of the conference as possible online, but we would love to see as many as possible in person. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions The Aspen 24.05 release brings the number one community-requested feature: better grouping for graphic novels and ecomics, along with another event platform integration, and lots of accessibility updates. The Aspen 24.05 release brings the number one community-requested feature: better grouping for graphic novels and ecomics, along with another event platform integration, and lots of accessibility updates! [Full Announcement].

May 13, 2024

ByWater Solutions ByWater Partners receive Library Journal's Mover & Shaker Prestigious Award. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that several partners were awarded Library Journal's Mover & Shaker Prestigious Award. [Full Announcement].

May 9, 2024

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions contributions to the Koha Community for April 2024 Contributing to the International Hackfest. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced the contributions to the Koha Community code from the ByWater Development team. At ByWater, we believe transparency is the key to success. We submit all developments, plugins, tools, and documentation we create back to the Koha Community. In April, several Koha Developers attended the Koha Hackfest in Marseille, France. Nick Clemens, Head of Koha Development, commented on the collaboration and experience with other Koha Community members. We explored a broad range of topics, and deciding which ones we would expand on for the rest of the week! Tuesday was the famous 'Cheese day' and was accompanied with a broad evaluation of our current practices and tools and an exciting discussion that led to many new changes being planned [Full Announcement].

May 7, 2024

ByWater Solutions 2024 Oregon Summit. Interested in learning more about Koha and Aspen Discovery and what they can do for your library? Then join us at the Oregon Summit on Friday August 2, 2024 from 9-4 pm for this FREE event. The Oregon Summit will take place at the Corvallis-Benton County Main Library. [Full Announcement].

May 2, 2024

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for the Cedar Park Public Library. ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for the Cedar Park Public Library in Texas. The Cedar Park Public Library is an existing ByWater Solutions partner with Koha Support. The library's Aspen Discovery layer features Library Calendar for events and econtent through CloudLibrary, Libby, and Hoopla. [Full Announcement].

May 1, 2024

ByWater Solutions Mattermost - the new place to be for all things Koha Community. The Koha Community, the home of the world's first open source ILS, has been discussing for many years on how we would like to improve communication across the Koha Community and it finally became reality at the 2024 Hackfest in Marseille. The Koha Community decided a new tool that is as inclusive as possible, open source, modern, easy to use and familiar would be the best option. The tool selected is Mattermost. The platform is a place to ask questions, discuss bugs, raise issues or find out news about the Koha project. [Full Announcement].

April 30, 2024

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions at the American Library Association Annual Conference 2024. ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that team members will be at the ALA Annual Conference 2024 from June 27 - July 2 in San Diego, California. Come visit us at booth 1159 to chat and explore what Open Source can do for your library. We will be available to answer questions, demonstrate products, and take part in discussions regarding the future of Open Source solutions for Libraries. [Full Announcement].

April 29, 2024

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions names Ian Walls as Head of Special Projects at ByWater Solutions. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announces the promotion of Ian Walls to Head of Special Projects. [Full Announcement].

April 24, 2024

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions names Elise Konya as Project Coordinator. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced the promotion of Elise Konya to Project Coordinator. [Full Announcement].

April 23, 2024

ByWater Solutions Anne Arundel County Public Library is live on Koha and Aspen Discovery with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions announced that the Anne Arundel County Public Library in Maryland is now live on the Koha ILS with Aspen Discovery and ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of over 149,500 bibliographic records and 678,200 item records from Symphony providing the library with customized implementation and training for their open source solutions. [Full Announcement].

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