Library Automation

El Paso County Digital Library Goes Live on Aspen and Koha with ByWater Support

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the El Paso County Digital Library in Texas is now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha ILS with ByWater Support. This is a unique library that offers only digital collections and a small number of physical items such as laptops and hotspots. Their digital content includes CloudLibrary, Hoopla, Kanopy, and they will feature events via LibCal. They also promote their other digital resources via placards.

The customized OPAC for the library can be seen here:


Priscilla Moreno, Digital Services Librarian at the El Paso County Digital Library, recently commented:

The El Paso County Digital Library is excited to have worked with Bywater Solutions to bring Koha and Aspen Discovery to our brand new all-digital library system. Our new library greatly benefits from the functionality that both the Koha Integrated Library System and the Aspen Discovery layer offer to our staff and patrons. In particular, the built-in web builder in Aspen has allowed us to create a website that serves as a one-stop shop for our new patrons. Bywater Solutions staff went above and beyond in helping set up the ILS and website. We couldn’t be happier with our decision to purchase services and support from Bywater Solutions.”

About the El Paso County Digital Library

The Digital Library Services division strives to improve quality of life in El Paso County residents by providing free and equitable resources to help bridge the digital divide.

The Digital Library promotes literacy and lifelong learning. The Digital Library also supports residents in achieving their personal and career goals by providing free, high-quality resources, and programming. The Digital Library’s flagship location is in the Agua Dulce Community Center, where residents can access a computer lab, tablets, and mobile hotspots.

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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