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ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the Benbrook Public Library in Texas is now live on Koha and Aspen Discovery!

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 88,000 plus holdings from Polaris and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's customized Aspen Discovery interface can be viewed at: https://discovery.benbrooklibrary.org/

Aspen Team Member, Addie Van Salisbury, commented on the implementation,"Benbrook Public Library is doing great things with Aspen Discovery to ensure their patrons are informed of their exciting resources and are easily accessible through Aspen. They are spotlighting things like their Library of Things right on their landing page!”

About Benbrook Public Library

The Benbrook Public Library provides free services to all residents living within the Benbrook city boundaries, as well as non-residents. In addition to offering access to a vast array of reading, listening, and viewing material, they also deliver a wealth of helpful and enriching services to our patrons. Whether you’d like to surf the Web, do some research with our databases, receive computer instruction, participate in a book club, enjoy storytime, or just lounge in our reading area with a good book, they’ve got something for you.

Read more at https://benbrooklibrary.org/about-us-3521.

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 https://bywatersolutions.com.

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: https://bywatersolutions.com/projects/aspen-discovery.

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 http://koha-community.org.

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