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Press Release: ByWater Solutions [June 7, 2023]

North Miami Beach Public Library is live on Koha and Aspen Discovery with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the The North Miami Beach Public Library in Florida is now live on Koha and Aspen Discovery with ByWater support and hosting services.

ByWater completed the migration of over 84,500 bibliographic records and 73,000 item records.

The Discovery Catalog, Aspen, may be seen here: https://nmblib.aspendiscovery....

Anne Myers, Head of Reference & Adult Services, recently commented on the migration:

"The North Miami Beach Public Library is thrilled to be using ByWater Solutions' Koha and Aspen products for our catalog. Our experience with ByWater has been outstanding from start to finish, and our patrons are already delighted with the sleek, easy-to-use interface and the ease with which our online offerings are integrated and accessible with the push of a button. These are excellent solutions for libraries of every size, and the proof is in the patrons!"

About the North Miami Beach Public Library

This municipal library, funded by the City of North Miami Beach, serves the citizens of North Miami Beach. The library has a diverse collection of over 60,000 items, which include fiction and non-fiction books, magazines, newspapers, videos, audio books and discs, compact discs, and DVD's for adults, teens, and children. A bilingual and multi-cultural staff provides a variety of services and programs.

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 eContent and other third-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. It also improves relevancy and ease of use, provides native reading recommendations, displays all formats of titles within one result (record grouping), and much more. With included features like web builder and mobile app (Aspen LiDA), Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems, with less impact on library budgets.

Summary: ByWater Solutions announced that the The North Miami Beach Public Library in Florida is now live on Koha and Aspen Discovery with ByWater support and hosting services.
Publication Year:2023
Type of Material:Press Release
Date Issued:June 7, 2023
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Koha
Aspen Discovery
Libraries: North Miami Beach Public Library
Subject: System announcements -- installations

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