ByWater Solutions Welcomes Kirstien Kroeger as Aspen Discovery Developer

ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Open-Source library technology support, announced today that Kirstien Kroeger has joined ByWater Solutions as an Aspen Discovery Developer.

Kirstien holds a BS in Computer Science from Fort Hays State University, an AAS in Graphic Design from Salina Area Technical College, and is finishing up an MPS in UX Design from Maryland Institute College of Art. She came into the library world on a whim but fell in love with being able to find ways to help people access information and resources by creating human-centered digital experiences that advocate for real users.

Mark Noble, Aspen Discovery Team Lead, recently commented on Kirstien joining the ByWater team.

We're thrilled to have Kirstien join the team. Kirstien has a wealth of experience working with libraries and other businesses to create beautiful engaging websites. We're excited to have her apply her skills to Aspen Discovery.

Kirstien lives in central Kansas with her cat Harley, and in her free time enjoys reading spooky thriller novels, collecting quirky art from comic conventions, and playing video games.

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 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/record grouping) 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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Director of Library Sales and Outreach
ByWater Solutions

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