January 16th, 2009. ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that the California Institute for Integral Studies of San Francisco, CA. has partnered with them for the implementation of the open source community version of the Koha integrated library system.
CIIS has contracted with ByWater Solutions for the Installation, customization, migration, hosting, support and training for their Koha integrated library system.
Lise Dyckman, Director of Library Services commented on their decision to migrate to Koha provided by ByWater Solutions:
"We were impressed by ByWater’s expertise and track record, and also by their commitment to open source collaboration. We feel this approach to sharing information and innovation is most in keeping with the Institute’s ideals – and will best serve our needs in the long run."
California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) is a nationally recognized leader in integral education. CIIS has an enrollment of 1,300 students pursuing degrees in twenty-two academic programs among its School of Professional Psychology, School of Consciousness and Transformation, and School of Undergraduate Studies. In addition, CIIS hosts a vibrant array of events through its Public Programs division, including workshops, concerts, and conferences. The Institute sponsors six award-winning counseling centers offering low-cost mental health services in the San Francisco Bay Area. Formally accredited by WASC in 1981, the institutional roots of the California Institute reach back to the early 1950’s and the San Francisco Renaissance. For more information about CIIS, visit: www.ciis.edu
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
With over 10 years of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, support options and development of enterprise class open-source library systems. Offering a 24/7 technical helpline, ByWater Solutions’ clients have the support system they need to make their software work for them. ByWater Solutions pledges to share 100% of all developed code to the Koha community for the strengthening and advancement of the Koha ILS. For more information about ByWater Solutions, please visit: www.bywatersolutions.com