ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.' forefront provider of Koha (www.koha-community.org) support, is happy to welcome the Liberty Lake Municipal Library to the Cooperative Information Network (CIN). Liberty Lake Municipal Library is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system with continued support by ByWater Solutions.
CIN, a consortia of almost 30 public, school and medical libraries in North Idaho and Pend Oreille County, Washington, share a public catalog to provide better accessibility to community members. The shared public catalog can be viewed at http://catalog.cin.bywatersolutions.com.
The Liberty Lake Municipal Library itself holds over 31,000 items which are not accessible to all consortia members.
Pamela A. Mogen, Liberty Lake Municipal Library Director, commented on the library's migration experience with ByWater:
"The highly approachable and flexible Bywater Solutions staff made our migration from not only one ILS to another, but from independence to a member of a consortium, an easy and smooth transition."
About the Cooperative Information Network
CIN is a system of almost 30 public, school, and special libraries in the Eastern Washington and Idaho area. Their union catalog has 255,540 bibliographic records, 580,238 items and has 139,968 patrons. For more information about CIN please visit: http://www.cinlibraries.org
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.
About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions to support Koha not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit: http://bywatersolutions.com/