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Converse Free Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

Press Release: ByWater Solutions [July 17, 2012]

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.' forefront provider of Koha ( support, announced today that the Converse Free Library in Lyme, New Hampshire is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions completed their migration in late June and will be providing ongoing support and hosting services for them.

The Converse Free Library has a collection of over 25,000 book, periodical and media titles. Their customized online catalog can be viewed here:

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater commented on the new partnership:

"As always, we're happy to welcome a new library to the ByWater family. We are excited to get to work with the staff at the Converse Free Library in supporting and promoting open source software for libraries."

About The Converse Free Library

Lyme was established by a charter in 1761; the first library was formed on January 20, 1778 and called "the Social Library in Lime". In 1908, the town voted to support a public library called the Lyme Town Library. By 1936, the library had outgrown its space in the Lyme School and the town accepted a bequest to build a separate library building across the street in memory of Sidney Converse, to be called the Converse Free Library. An addition was added to the building in the early 1980s.

The collection today includes about 22,000 books, 800 videos and a similar number of audiobooks. The library functions as the school library also, sharing its resources with the Lyme Elementary School across the street through the efforts of the librarians in each building. For more information about the Converse Free Library 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

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:

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Publication Year:2012
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:July 17, 2012
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Koha -- ByWater Solutions
Libraries: Converse Free Library
Subject: System announcements -- installations
Record Number:17068
Last Update:2023-11-27 18:36:30
Date Created:2012-07-17 10:53:13