Library Automation

Cuyahoga County Public Library goes Live on Koha and Aspen Discovery with ByWater Solutions Support

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Cuyahoga County Public Library in Ohio is now live on Koha and Aspen Discovery with ByWater support and hosting services.

ByWater Solutions successfully completed the migration of 217,000 bibliographic records, 1.3 million item records and more than 456,000 patron records.

The library’s custom Aspen Discovery catalog can be viewed here:

“We couldn’t be more excited about our transition to the Koha open-source integrated library system and Aspen Discovery layer, both supported by ByWater Solutions,” said Tracy Strobel, Chief Executive Officer for Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL).

“Our team is thrilled with Koha’s intuitive interface, and we know our customers are going to enjoy Aspen’s user-friendly UX, visual browsing and personalization features. An ILS migration for a library with as many cardholders and holdings as CCPL is a huge undertaking. On behalf of the CCPL team, I want to thank ByWater for their support in making our migration as smooth as possible, and for helping us create an outstanding new library experience for our customers.”

Brendan Gallagher, CEO at ByWater Solutions, also commented:

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with the Cuyahoga County Public Library and look forward to a long and productive relationship together! The team at Cuyahoga was amazing to work with and both of our institutions used innovation and collaboration to make this transition and partnership a huge success. The library has already made a significant impact on the Koha and Aspen Communities with the addition of several new features they have sponsored and helped design. We greatly appreciate the time and effort put forth by all of the dedicated team members involved in this project.”

About Cuyahoga County Public Library

Cuyahoga County Public Library has 27 branches that serve 47 communities in Northeast Ohio. Its mission is to empower individuals and communities by providing opportunities for all to read, learn, create and connect. Its vision is a thriving and inclusive Cuyahoga County where all residents benefit from and are inspired by Cuyahoga County Public Library’s innovative resources, services, and programs.

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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 eContent and other third-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. It also improves relevancy and ease of use, provides native reading recommendations, displays all formats of titles within one result (record grouping), and much more. With included features like web builder and mobile app (Aspen LiDA), Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems, with less impact on library budgets.

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Elise Aiello
Partner Engagement Specialist
ByWater Solutions