ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Dalian Maple Leaf International School Libraries in Jinzhou District, Dalian, China are now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.
ByWater Solutions completed the migration for Dalian Maple Leaf International School Libraries in May of this year and will be providing ongoing Koha support for the students and faculty.
Hager Braham, Librarian at the Dalian Maple Leaf International School Libraries:
"I think one of the greatest things that has happened in Dalian Maple Leaf International School Libraries' history is moving to Koha with ByWater Solutions' support. We have been live with Koha for three months and so far the BC-Libraries and the Chinese Libraries staff are thrilled by the outstanding support and all the improvements brought by Koha to our libraries and to our community. Because of the quality of support that never failed us and even surpassed our expectations from the start, because of the competitive price and because of the expendable and dynamic community, we are planning to expand our experience over the rest of Maple Leaf Educational Systems Libraries in China. Efficiency and flexibility are the motto of ByWater Solutions team."
About Dalian Maple Leaf International School
Maple Leaf Educational Systems opened the first school in Dalian, located in the Northeast of China, in 1995. Three years later it became the first British Columbia's Offshore School program. Today Maple Leaf Educational Systems counts 34 schools spread throughout China. In Dalian Maple Leaf School, there are four libraries : two English libraries, one at the Boys' and one at the Girls' campus, with more than 18,000 books, DVD and magazines and two Chinese libraries with more than 7,000 books and magazines. For more information about Maple Leaf Educational Systems, please visit: http://www.mapleleafschools.com/
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/