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ByWater Solutions

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Santa Barbara,
United States
Phone: 888-900-8944
Web site:

Board of Directors

  • Brendan A. Gallagher -- Co-Owner and Chief Executive Officer
  • Nathan A. Curulla -- Co-Owner and Executive Vice President


  • Brendan A. Gallagher -- Co-Owner and Chief Executive Officer
  • Nathan A. Curulla -- Co-Owner and Executive Vice President
  • Nicole C. Engard -- Vice President of Community Outreach
  • Joy Nelson -- Director of Migrations

Company Ownership

ByWater Solutions is privately owned by its founders Brendan A. Gallagher and Nathan A. Curulla.

Library automation systems

ByWater Solutions offers the following Integrated Library Systems:

  • Koha -- ByWater Solutions (617 libraries, 988 facilities in
    Public libraries: 413
    Academic libraries: 80
    School libraries: 43
    11 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 988 library facilities included in use an ILS provided by ByWater Solutions.

Corporate Chronology

Apr 17, 2009   ByWater Solutions listed as an official Koha support company.

Selected Articles from Library Technology Guides

The following are a sample of articles related to the major events in the corporate history of ByWater Solutions, or you can view all articles related to the company from Library Technology Guides.

ByWater Solutions News

Saturday Oct 10, 2015

All 206 Press Releases from ByWater Solutions

10 most recent items:

October 7, 2015. Uintah Basin Library System chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha support. ByWater Solutions announced that the Uintah Basin Library System of Utah is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system. The Uintah Basin Library catalog is made up of three branches which include the Uintah County Library, the Roosevelt Library and the Duchesne Library. <<more>>

October 2, 2015. Lansing Community Library joins NEKLS and chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha Support. ByWater Solutions welcomed the Lansing Community Library to the Northeast Kansas Library System. The Lansing Community Library joined the NExpress Shared Regional Catalog, with the addition of over 35,000 items. The library is the fiftieth library site to join NExpress, which contains over one million items and services over 160,000 patrons in northeast Kansas. <<more>>

September 28, 2015. Nine Libraries join the Catamount Library Network with ByWater Solutions’ Koha support. ByWater Solutions announced that nine new member libraries have joined the Catamount Library Network in Vermont. The nine additional libraries who have joined the network over the past year include the Ainsworth Public Library, Bennington Free Library, Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, Fletcher Memorial Library, Guilford Free Library, Morristown Centennial Library, Royalton Memorial Library, Rutland Free Library and the Starksboro Public Library. <<more>>

September 26, 2015. Three Libraries join CKLS and go live on Koha with ByWater Solutions. ByWater Solutions welcomed the F. Lee Doctor Library, Gypsum Community Library and Rae Hobson Memorial Library to the Central Kansas Library System. The three libraries are now live on their installations of the Koha integrated library system with continued support by ByWater Solutions. CKLS has seen significant growth within the past 3 years, having added 8 new library partners during this time. <<more>>

September 18, 2015. SIT Graduate Institute chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha support. ByWater Solution announced that the Donald D Watt Library and Information Commons of SIT Graduate Institute is now live with their installation of the Koha open source ILS. The SIT Graduate Institute is a fully accredited college located in Brattleboro, VT. <<more>>

July 9, 2015. ByWater Solutions to exhibit at AALL in Philadelphia. ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.’ forefront provider of Koha support, will be exhibiting at the AALL annual conference in Philadelphia from July 18th to the 21st. <<more>>

June 30, 2015. Koha development initiative receives international support. ByWater Solutions thanks Bohdan Šmilauer, a librarian in Prague, for his contribution to the Professional Cataloging interface development for Koha. <<more>>

June 12, 2015. Southern Vermont College chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha support. ByWater Solutions announced that the Southern Vermont College Library in Bennington, VT is now live with their installation of the Koha open source ILS. <<more>>

June 2, 2015. ByWater Solutions Welcomes Jesse Weaver as Development Specialist. ByWater Solutions welcomed Jesse Weaver as a full time Development Specialist. Jesse will join the ByWater team in assisting partners with their Koha Open Source ILS. <<more>>

May 26, 2015. Fourteen ByWater partner libraries bring features to Koha 3.18. ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, has upgraded their partner library systems to Koha 3.18! Koha 3.18 includes 14 new features, 120 enhancements and 487 fixes. Fourteen of ByWater’s Koha partner libraries sponsored developments in this release. <<more>>