Save the Date: 2022 Florida Summit

We are excited to announce our upcoming multi-location ByWater Summit in Florida.

Where and When?

The 2022 Florida Summit was held at two locations throughout Florida.

January 10, 2022, was held at the Marion County Library.

January 12, 2022, was be held at the Boynton Beach City Library.

Why Attend a Summit?

Interested in learning more about Koha and Aspen and what it can do for your library? Then join us at a Florida location closest to you!

Together with our partner libraries, Marion County and Boynton Beach Library, ByWater Solutions, and members of the Koha and Aspen Community, we will discuss how ByWater Solutions will benefit your library.

Topics will include advantages of Koha and Aspen, customer and staff functionality, technical attributes, collection development, 3rd party integrations, and lending services. We will also discuss the Koha and Aspen community and how collaborative developments work.

Watch the Recordings From the Florida Summits!

The event has past but we are excited to bring you recordings from the event!

Full Sail University

Presented: Monday, January 10th at 10:15 am ET

A Koha Experience: “Supporting Students during University Closures"

Full Sail University took tools provided by the Koha ILS and other partnerships to transition to a successful and almost fully online environment in two weeks. In this presentation, they will share their experiences with the tools and resources that empowered them to support and guide the community in continuing academic progress.

Jacksonville University

Presented: Monday, January 10th at 11:15 am ET

A Koha Experience: "All About Reports"

This presentation explores some of the endless possibilities that the reporting module in Koha can achieve and how they were able to produce some valuable data to the library at Jacksonville University.

Slides coming from this presentation!

Motlow State Community College

Presented: Wednesday, January 12th at 10:15 am ET

A Koha Experience: "Migrating to Koha from an Academic Perspective"

Motlow State Community College migrated to Koha in the past year. This presentation discusses the library's motivation for migrating and also the positive elements they have experienced with things such as third-party integrations, cost savings, and customer service.

Southeast Florida Library Information Network Consortium

Presented: Wednesday, January 12th at 11:15 am ET

A Koha Experience: "Working Together as a Consortium"

During this presentation, a detailed look at migration within a consortium is explored. The presenters will cover topics including data extraction, data mapping, training and the reporting module in Koha.

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 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.

For more information about Aspen please visit

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