Library Automation

Lake Worth Beach City Library Joins SEFLIN and 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 Lake Worth Beach City Library in Florida has joined SEFLIN and is now live on Koha and Aspen Discovery with ByWater support and hosting services.

ByWater Solutions completed the migration of 49,000 bibliographic records and 49,000 item records.

The Aspen Discovery catalog may be seen here: https://lakeworthbeach.aspendi...

Cindy Ansell, Library Manager, Leisure Services Dept., recently commented on the migration:

“The Lake Worth Beach City Library is very happy to offer this new online catalog through Aspen Discovery. We know that our users will enjoy using this new system with its intuitive search features and enhanced graphic elements. Having our paper and e-resources found all in one place will help our users access everything we have to offer. Staff members are enjoying the simpler interface offered by the Koha catalog management system, and partnering with SEFLIN and ByWater Solutions helped to make the implementation a smooth one."

About Lake Worth Beach City Library

Library service has always been important to the residents of Lake Worth Beach, FL. From 1912 until 1941 residents of Lake Worth were served by a small collection of books that moved from a front porch to City Hall. In 1941 Lake Worth built its own beautiful municipal library heralded as the finest in South Florida. Known for its outstanding art collections, the Library now houses over 50,000 items and provides access to an e-collection numbering over 300,000 items. Today it also provides quality programming in the Library and around the community.

Find us here: https://lakeworthbeach.aspendi...


SEFLIN, the Southeast Florida Library Information Network, is a non-profit membership organization of Southeast Florida libraries dedicated to supporting cooperation between all library types in our service area.

The SEFLIN region includes Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Martin counties with a service population of over six million.

Founded in 1984, SEFLIN strives to pioneer innovative services that support library staff and library services.

SEFLIN is one of five Multitype Library Cooperatives in Florida.

Mission: Empowering Libraries to Transform Communities

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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