Library Automation

Three Texas Libraries join MetroShare and choose ByWater Solutions’ Koha and Aspen Discovery Support.

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that Decatur Public Library, Roanoke Public Library, and the John Ed Keeter Public Library (Saginaw Public Library) have joined MetroShare and choose ByWater Solutions’ Koha and Aspen Discovery Support

ByWater completed the migration of over 160,000 bibliographic records and 147,000 item records.

You can view the custom Aspen Catalogs here:

Decatur Public Library

Roanoke Public Library

John Ed Keeter Public Library (Saginaw Public Library)

Dawn Wilbert, Director at the Decatur Public Library, recently commented on the migration:

We are so excited to bring you greater access to books through joining the Metro Share consortium. Searching and browsing for books is more straightforward which will make finding the books you want a breeze.”

About MetroShare

MetroShare is a community of 11 area North Texas libraries that have agreed to share an online catalog, to allow cross-borrowing, and to offer courier service to transport books between libraries.

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:

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Jessica Zairo
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions