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Cornish College of the Arts Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

Press Release: ByWater Solutions [October 5, 2011]

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that the Cornish College of the Arts, of Seattle WA, is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

The Library's Koha installation successfully went live in late August, and ByWater Solutions will be providing ongoing support and hosting services for them.

Cornish College of the Arts library houses over 30,000 volumes and serves 830 students and 300 faculty and staff. Their customized online catalog can be found at

Hollis Near, Director of Library Services, commented on the college's recent switch to Koha, "Koha offered a lot of features necessary to an academic library and ByWater worked with us to find the right pricing solution for our budget. I appreciated that."

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater stated, "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with the staff of Cornish College of the Arts. We look forward to a long and productive relationship together for many years to come."

About Cornish College of the Arts

Cornish College of the Arts, founded by Nellie Cornish in 1914, provides aspiring artists with the educational opportunities to become professionals in their fields. The College offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Art, Dance, Design, Performance Production and Theater, and a Bachelor of Music degree. It is one of three private colleges in the United States focusing exclusively on both the performing and visual arts. The College is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. For more information, please visit

About Koha

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.

Koha's OPAC, circulation, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies–XHTML, CSS and Javascript–making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, please visit:

About ByWater Solutions

With over 10 years of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, top ranked 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:

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Publication Year:2011
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:October 5, 2011
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Koha -- ByWater Solutions
Libraries: About Cornish College of the Arts
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Record Number:16098
Last Update:2024-02-11 16:37:12
Date Created:2011-10-05 10:02:17