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Highland City Library Live on Koha and Aspen Discovery with ByWater Solutions

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

ByWater Solutions completed the migration of 37,000 bibliographic records and 43,000 item records.

The Aspen Discovery catalog may be seen here:

Donna Cardon, Director of the Highland City Library, recently commented on the migration:

The Highland City Library is so excited to offer new online catalog functionality through Aspen Discovery. We believe that patrons will find it easy and fun to interact with visual browsing, create and share reading lists, rate favorite books, manage family accounts and have access to both their physical and digital checkout information in one place. Library staff are looking forward to the simpler interface offered by the Koha catalog management system. We are grateful for ByWater Solutions that helped us implement this great new resource."

About Highland City Library

Library service has always been important for residents of Highland. From 1994 to 2001 residents of Highland and Alpine were served by a joint-use facility at Mountain Ridge Jr. High. In 2008 Highland City built a new city hall and dedicated a portion of the building for a city library. The Highland City Library opened October 25, 2008 with a collection of about 25,000 books. The Library now houses over 50,000 items, provides access to over 200,000 e-books/audiobooks, and provides a wide range of programs for all ages.

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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