ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.' forefront provider of Koha (www.koha-community.org) support, announced today that the LCC International University Library in Klaipėda, Lithuania is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.
ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the LCC International University from Koha 3.2 to Koha 3.8 in June and will be providing ongoing support and hosting services for them. LCC International University marks the first ByWater partner to be located outside of North America.
The LCC International University Library has a collection of over 23,000 titles and their customized online catalog can be viewed here: http://koha.lcc.lt.
Jolanta Kaun, Head Librarian, commented on the decision to switch to ByWater for Koha support:
"We are actually having great time cooperating with ByWater Solutions and the migration processes were smooth and quick. I remember migrating from Follett to Koha in 2008 when there was not even a migration, or any kind of manual, check lists or suggested workflows! I cannot believe we succeeded then! Nowadays, with ByWater Solutions, everything looks so sophisticated! We are happy to have signed a support contract with ByWater Solutions and hope that our further partnership will be mutually useful."
Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater commented on the new partnership:
"We are extremely excited to have the opportunity to partner with Jolanta and the staff of the LCC International University Library. LCC International University marks the first Koha migration and support partnership outside of North America for ByWater and we are very pleased with the way things went throughout this process. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with the LCC International University. "
About LCC International University
LCC International University (former Lithuania Christian Fund College) is a nationally and internationally recognized liberal arts institution in the city of Klaipėda, Lithuania. Established in 1991 by a joint venture of Lithuanian, Canadian and American foundations, LCC has distinguished itself in the region by offering a unique, future-oriented style of education and an interactive academic environment. The LCC education places broad-based education within the context of a Christian academic community in order to extend education beyond the classroom. As a part of LCC's vision to prepare students to participate actively in the life of their home communities, the role of each individual in the building of society is emphasized through active participation in community projects and practica. For more information about LCC International University please visit: http://www.lcc.lt
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/