ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.' forefront provider of Koha (www.koha-community.org) support, announced today that the Library at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Library in California is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.
ByWater Solutions completed their migration in late June and will be providing ongoing support and hosting services for them.
The SF Maritime NHP Library has a collection of over 35,000 book and periodical titles dating from 1536 to the present, 50,000 pieces of ephemera, over 3000 maps and charts covering the Pacific Basin and the West Coast of the United States dating from 1850 to the present, audio, and video materials in multiple formats. The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Library customized online catalog can be viewed here: http://catalog.keys.bywatersolutions.com.
The library staff will be documenting their experiences with their new ILS on their blog (http://fullfathomcollections.blogspot.com).
Nathan Curulla, Co-Owner of ByWater commented on the new partnership:
"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with the SF Maritime NHP Library. The staff of the Maritime Library have been a delight to work with and we look forward to a long and productive relationship together. We strongly recommend that anyone in the San Francisco area take the time to visit the Maritime Park and enjoy the history contained within!"
About The Library at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
The Library at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is the research portal into the Park's collections. Reference staff are available by phone, email, fax or in person by appointment to assist you with your research in all of the Park's collections–with books, photographs, or even the objects cared for by collections staff.
Within the Library itself are over 35,000 book and periodical titles dating from 1536 to the present, 50,000 pieces of ephemera, over 3000 maps and charts covering the Pacific Basin and the West Coast of the United States dating from 1850 to the present, audio, and video materials in multiple formats. For more information about the J. Porter Shaw Library at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park please visit: http://www.nps.gov/safr/historyculture/library-collections.htm
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/