Library Automation

Library Perceptions 2023: International Survey of Library Automation is Now Available

Marshall Breeding recently released the 2023 edition of the International Survey of Library Automation. This year's survey examines considerations for migrating to new systems, involvement in discovery products, and the level of interest in open source ILS.

For more information about the survey, instructions on how to participate, and to see results of previous year’s survey reports, please follow this link:

About the Library Automation Perceptions Survey

This survey, conducted annually since 2007, provides an important opportunity for libraries to register their perceptions of the strategic automation products they use, organizations that provide these products, and the quality of support delivered.

ByWater and Open Source Support for Libraries

At ByWater Solutions, our main goal is to provide the best service possible for libraries and their patrons. Each year, we humbly ask for your participation and feedback in this essential survey. This survey is instrumental in letting us know how we are doing and does wonders for a small company like ByWater when our satisfied partners share their experiences. Responses from this survey also help the open source community improve visibility, lead enhancements, and promote global acceptance of open source products.

About Library Technology Guides

Library Technology Guides provides comprehensive and objective information surrounding the many different types of technology products and services used by libraries. It covers the organizations that develop and support library-oriented software and systems. The site offers extensive databases and document repositories to assist libraries as they consider new systems and is an essential resource for professionals in the field to stay current with new developments and trends.

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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

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