ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that at a little more than 6 months in to 2013, 175 libraries have chosen to switch to the Koha open source ILS with support from ByWater Solutions.
Libraries choosing Koha support from ByWater Solutions often cite quality of the product and proven reputation for reliable and friendly support as their main reasons for switching. Of the 38 contracts signed this year that make up the 175 libraries, many are either live on their Koha installation or in the process of testing their newly migrated data.
CEO, Brendan Gallagher commented on the influx of libraries interested in Koha, "We're extremely excited to welcome so many new partners in open source this year. More and more libraries are approaching us not just because they want a new system, but because they believe in supporting and promoting openness in libraries, and that's what we're all about. We are also taking great efforts to ensure that our quality of support and implementation remains the same regardless of our growth. We do this by growing internally as well, and continue adding some of the highest quality Koha experts in the world to our team."
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/