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Bethel University goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

Press Release: ByWater Solutions [January 4, 2012]

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that Bethel University of McKenzie, TN. is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

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

Bethel University's Library at Burroughs Learning Center houses a collection of over 100,000 books, videos, periodicals and electronic resources.

Jennifer Green, Catalog / Electronic Resources Librarian at Bethel University, commented on their migration to Koha with ByWater: "Our migration with ByWater was so easy! Ruth, ByWater's Lead Migration Specialist, provided training that my librarians and staff raved about. She not only explained the features of Koha in a clear and straightforward way, but did so in a manner that got everyone incredibly excited about the new system. The actual data migration was an easy process that demanded little from me. Ed, Development Specialist at ByWater, did a great job at customizing our OPAC display. All bugs and kinks after the migration were fixed quickly. I would highly recommend ByWater to the busy librarian looking for a smooth ILS migration!"

The Library's customized online catalog can be viewed at:

About Bethel University and the Library at Burroughs Learning Center

The mission of Bethel University is to create opportunities for members of the learning community to develop to their highest potential as whole persons intellectually, spiritually, socially, and physically in a Christian environment.

The Library at Bethel University strives to support the Bethel community in all its information seeking needs. We endeavor to be a positive collaborator in learning and a laboratory where the skills of critical thinking and life-long learning can be nurtured and developed. Our overall objective is to be an organization that reflects the Christian values and forward thinking of an institution where individuals are educated for work and life in the 21st century. 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:2012
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:January 4, 2012
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Koha -- ByWater Solutions
Libraries: Bethel University
Subject: System announcements -- installations
Record Number:16419
Last Update:2023-09-13 12:33:42
Date Created:2012-01-04 09:50:39