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 today 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.

Real Users, Real Perspectives

Learn how libraries are using open source software to enhance their services to patrons. Hear their success stories in person during our Real Users, Real Perspectives Session at booth 1159. Come discover how libraries across the country are leveraging Koha and Aspen Discovery to better serve their communities.

  • Saturday June 29th from 10:00am - 11:00am and 3:00pm - 4:00pm PT
  • Sunday June 30th from 10:00am - 11:00am and 3:00pm - 4:00pm PT

ByWater Solutions Meet Up

Join the ByWater team for food, drinks and a relaxed evening after the conference on Saturday night, June 29, at Fairweather Rooftop Bar. The event will take place from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Please let us know if you will be attending through the form online.

San Diego Convention Center to Fairweather Rooftop Bar is an 11 minute walk (via google maps).

Fun Run Meetup

We will be hosting a Fun Run Meetup on Monday, July 1st at 7:00 AM! Meet us at San Diego Bayfront park and we'll go on a 3-mile fun run. View the route here.

ByWater Solutions Partners Presenting at ALA 2024

We are very excited to see several of our partners presenting at this years conference. Here you will see a complete list of all ByWater Solutions Partners Presenting at ALA Annual Conference 2024.

About the American Library Association

The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world.

Founded on October 6, 1876 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the mission of ALA is “to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.”

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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


The FOLIO project aims to facilitate a sustainable, community-driven collaboration around the creation of a modern technology ecosystem that empowers libraries through open source applications to manage library resources and expand library value.

FOLIO is hosted by the Open Library Foundation, an independent not-for-profit organization designed to ensure the availability, accessibility, and sustainability of open source and open access projects for and by libraries. For more information please visit

About Libki

Libki is a cross-platform Open Source computer reservation & time management system and print management powered by Google Cloud Print. It also features single sign-on integration with the Koha ILS, which is also FOSS.

Libki is ideally suited for use in locations where a controlled computing environment is paramount such as public access systems, libraries, school computer laboratories and more! Visit

About Metabase

Metabase allows users to explore multiple data sources with simple, intuitive controls that can generate powerful reports and stunning visualizations. Show your library's value to your stakeholders with interactive charts on public dashboards. Subscribe to reports and have them delivered to your inbox on your schedule. Automate actions using the Metabase API.

Metabase makes it easy to turn your raw data into clear answers to real questions. Make data-driven decisions with confidence, and move your library closer to your strategic goals. Visit

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Elise Aiello
Partner Engagement Specialist
ByWater Solutions

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