ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Arthur & Janet C. Ross Library at the American Academy in Rome, of Rome, Italy, is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.
ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the American Academy in Rome last year and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. Their custom mobile-friendly OPAC can be viewed at http://library.aarome.org.
Sebastian Hierl, Drue Heinz Librarian at the Arthur & Janet C. Ross Library, spoke of the transition to and future development of Koha:
"We are delighted with our new Open Source Koha ILS and ByWater's support. Our users have quickly adapted and we have received only positive feedback so far. In particular, the faceted searching, the option to browse the shelves virtually, and the direct links to Google and WorldCat are met with enthusiasm. On the staff side, we deeply appreciate the web-based interface and flexibility of the system. One of our main reasons for selecting Koha and ByWater support is the continuous development of Koha and the option of joining together with the community to implement new features. For example, we are eager to see the new browse feature implemented to provide our users with the option to browse the library's holdings by author, title, or subject."
About Arthur and Janet C. Ross Library
The Arthur & Janet C. Ross Library contains 150,000 volumes in the fields of classical studies and the history of (Italian) art and architecture (chiefly medieval and renaissance) with strong collections in ancient Mediterranean art and archaeology, classical literature, ancient topography (including the history of the city of Rome), and related fields, such as epigraphy, numismatics, and papyrology. The Library acquires ca. 2,000 volumes per year. It subscribes to ca. 600 current periodicals. For more information about Arthur & Janet C. Ross Library, please visit: http://www.aarome.org/library
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/