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American Falls District Library chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha support

Press Release: ByWater Solutions [October 12, 2013]

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that American Falls District Library is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions completed the migration of over 50,000 items and 6,000 patrons for the American Falls District Library earlier this year and will be providing their ongoing Koha support and hosting services. Their custom mobile friendly OPAC can be viewed at

Havilah Lyon, Library Director, American Falls District Library, spoke of her decision to switch to Koha and support open source: "When I started as library director at the top of my agenda was to switch to a new ILS, and my absolute first choice was Koha. Being an open-source fan, I felt that supporting an ILS like Koha was an important contribution to the library world as a whole. I quickly found ByWater Solutions and was impressed with them from the beginning. I worked closely with Nathan Curulla and was extremely happy with how flexible he was in working with me and the needs of my library. I look forward to many years of using ByWater for our Koha support needs."

Nathan Curulla, EVP, ByWater Solutions stated: "Havilah is a pleasure to work with. Her desire to support open source by bringing Koha in to her library is what we love to see at ByWater. We look forward to a long a productive relationship with the American Falls District Library for many years to come!"

About American Falls District Library

The mission of the American Falls District Library is to serve as a center for learning literacy for people of all ages, cultures, and interests within the district bounds. It provides free access to information for both general and specific needs as well as access to divergent viewpoints. The library will provide current high demand, high interest materials for all ages, and reference materials to support individual, business, government, and community interests. Special emphasis is placed on encouraging children to develop an interest in reading. For more information about American Falls District 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:2013
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:October 12, 2013
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Koha -- ByWater Solutions
Libraries: American Falls District Library
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Record Number:18703
Last Update:2023-11-22 03:14:04
Date Created:2013-12-12 15:50:17