Library Technology Guides

Document Repository

Banning Library District goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

Press Release: ByWater Solutions [November 19, 2012]

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.' forefront provider of Koha ( support, announced today that the Banning Library District of Banning CA. is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the Library District in October and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services for their over 50,000 bibliographic records and 21,000 patrons.

Robert Lippman, Director of the Banning Library District, commented on their decision to choose Koha and ByWater:

"Koha is a sophisticated library automation system, it's customizable and flexible, and allows us to provide a better experience for our patrons – and the open source architecture means we avoid the expense of proprietary software licensing. ByWater's management of the transition was smooth, our legacy data is intact and accessible, and most importantly, our patrons were not unduly inconvenienced."

The Banning Library District's customized online catalog can be viewed here:

About Banning Library District

Located just a few blocks from downtown Banning, The Banning Library District houses a collection of over 51,000 print, digital and electronic resources to its over 21,000 library patrons. The library also houses a local history and genealogy collection which is open to the public. For more information about the Banning Library District, 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:

View Citation
Publication Year:2012
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:November 19, 2012
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Koha -- ByWater Solutions
Libraries: Banning Library District
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Record Number:17435
Last Update:2024-07-19 00:08:23
Date Created:2012-11-19 12:05:41