ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that Ingalls Memorial Library, of Rindge, NH is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.
ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the Ingalls Memorial Library's 40,000 plus volumes earlier this year and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. Their custom OPAC can be viewed at http://ingalls.bywatersolutions.com
Diane Gardenour, Library Director commented about their switch to Koha with ByWater:
"I really like having an open source system for our library. ByWater is hosting our library information which means we can feel comfortable about our information being available to our patrons and we won't have to do backups or upgrading of our computers. I look forward to receiving updates on a regular basis and the employees at ByWater are very warm, helpful and friendly."
Evie Goodspeed, IT Consultant for the Ingalls Memorial Library, also commented on her experience working with ByWater:
"Working with ByWater was easy during the transition from our previous Koha vendor. ByWater quickly and efficiently converted our data from one format to the other with virtually no down time. They were responsive to our questions and concerns and added more functionality in the process. I would highly recommend them if you considering the change…"
About Ingalls Memorial Library
The Ingalls Memorial Library was built in 1894 and dedicated in 1895. The original Victorian building with its 1973 addition stands on historic ground. The original owner was Colonel Nathan Hale of Revolutionary fame. Later the Ingalls homestead and store stood on this spot. The Honorable Rodney Wallace gave the money for the first building and named it in honor of his wife's family. The library houses a collection of over 40,000 print and electronic materials, and serves over 2,000 registered borrowers. For more information please visit: http://www.town.rindge.nh.us/Library.cfm
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
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: http://bywatersolutions.com/