Library Automation

Wasatch County Library Goes Live on Koha and Aspen with ByWater Support

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that Wasatch County Library of Heber City, Utah is now live on Koha! They are joining the Uintah Basin Library Consortium which is made up of libraries from Vernal, Roosevelt and Duchesne Utah.

ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 95,000 plus holdings from Horizon ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library. Wasatch's Koha system will be working in concert with Aspen Discovery to provide patrons seamless access to all of the library's print, electronic, and enhanced content resources.

The libraries' customized Aspen Discovery interface can be viewed at

Juan Tomás Lee, Library Director at Wasatch County Library recently commented on the migration.

Migrating to the Koha ILS brings many benefits; for example, the clean and intuitive interface lets staff focus on the customer and not on the options on the screen. Koha enables us to streamline processes for better management of the collection and the circulation of materials. Aspen Discovery enhances our customers’ experience by giving them more control over their accounts and by meeting their expectations of high-quality online services in the 21st century. Also, joining the Uintah Basin Libraries Consortium will expand our customers’ access to materials. We are very happy to join the Koha Community and we are extremely grateful for ByWater Solutions staff who patiently guided us every step of the way and tirelessly worked to meet an impossibly tight schedule.

About Wasatch County Library

The Mission of Wasatch County Library is to provide patrons with an expanding collection of resources to improve lives.

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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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