ByWater Solutions at the 2024 Public Library Association (PLA) Conference

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 Public Library Association (PLA) 2024 Conference, April 3–5, in the vibrant city of Columbus, Ohio!

Stop by booth 1403 and say hello! We will be available to answer questions, demonstrate products and take part in discussions regarding the future of Open Source solutions for Libraries.

Exhibits Schedule

ByWater Solutions will be available during the following hours (all in Eastern Daylight Time).

Wednesday, April 3, 20243:00 PM–6:00 PMExhibits Opening Reception
Thursday, April 4, 20249:00 AM–5:00 PMExhibits Open
9:00 AM–10:00 AMExhibits Coffee Break
3:00 PM–4:00 PMExhibits Coffee Break
Friday, April 5, 20249:00 AM–2:00 PMExhibits Open
9:00 AM–10:00 AMExhibits Coffee Break
1:30 PM–2:00 PMExhibits Closing Reception

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 partner roundup at booth 1403. Come discover how libraries across the country are leveraging Koha and Aspen Discovery to better serve their communities.

Thursday, April 4 - 9:00am - 10:00am and 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Friday, April 5 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Cuyahoga County Public Library

Westlake Porter Public Library

Carnegie Stout Public Library

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

Helen Plum Public Library

ByWater Solutions Meet Up

Join the ByWater team for food, drinks and a relaxed evening after the conference on Thursday night, April 4 at Barley's Brewing Company. The event will take place from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Please let us know if you will be attending through the form online.

Columbus Convention Center to Barley's Brewing Company is an 8 minute walk (via google maps).

About Public Library Association Annual Conference

This three-day event offers more than 100 thoughtfully curated education sessions, inspiring speakers and authors, engaging networking opportunities, career services, micro-learning moments, and a bustling exhibits hall featuring the latest in products, services, and innovations.

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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 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:

About Metabase

Metabase is the easy, open-source way for everyone in your company to ask questions and learn from data. The Metabase platform connects to databases and brings data to life through visualizations with an intuitive interface making data exploration easy to explore.

For more information about Metabase 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

For More Information

Elise Aiello
Partner Engagement Specialist
ByWater Solutions