Library Automation

Manchester Community Library joins Catamount 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 today that the Manchester Community Library in Vermont, has joined the Catamount Library Network to use ByWater Solutions for their support of Koha and Aspen Discovery.

ByWater completed the transition of over 27,000 bibliographic records and 27,000 item records.

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Deborah Ehler-Hansen of the Manchester Community Library recently commented on the migration:

We are thrilled to now be a part of the Catamount Library Network! We have a well organized, new catalog which benefits both our patrons and staff. The new system helps streamline our workflow and dramatically increases the number of materials we can offer for our patrons in rural Vermont. It has been an absolute pleasure working with the Bywater Solutions/Aspen Discovery migration/support team, who made our extremely smooth transition possible. Thank you and kudos to the entire team!"

About Catamount Library Network

The Catamount Library Network, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation organized with the primary purpose of creating an open-source multi-library shared catalog and integrated library system, using the Koha platform, for a consortium of participating Vermont libraries.

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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 e-content and other 3rd 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 improves relevancy and ease of use, provides native reading recommendations, displays all formats of titles within one result (FRBR) and much more. Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems with less of an impact on library budgets. For more information about Aspen please visit:

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Jessica Zairo
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions

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