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Briar Cliff University Library Chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha Support

Press Release: ByWater Solutions [August 5, 2014]

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Briar Cliff University's Bishop Mueller Library in Sioux City, IA is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions has completed the migration of Briar Cliff University's 48 thousand bibliographic records and 4,000 patrons earlier this year and will be providing ongoing Koha Support services for the university's students and staff. Their custom mobile-friendly OPAC can be viewed at

Julius Fleschner, Interim Director of Library and Information Services at the Bishop Mueller Library spoke of his experience with Koha and ByWater:

"We are very pleased with our migration to Koha. ByWater Solutions helped us every step of the way. We truly feel we have a partner. The Koha community is great. Being a Franciscan institution, Koha's approach to development and collaboration fits with our mission."

About Briar Cliff University's Bishop Mueller Library

The Bishop Mueller Library contributes to the mission of Briar Cliff University by providing services and resources that help fulfill institutional outcomes. The Library takes an active role in academic endeavors by supporting curricular needs and research, offering access to virtual and physical resources, and teaching information literacy components that develop critical thinking skills. The primary goals of the Library are to deliver quality service and to facilitate life-long learning. For more information about Briar Cliff University's Bishop Mueller 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:2014
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:August 5, 2014
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Koha -- ByWater Solutions
Libraries: Briar Cliff University
Subject: System announcements -- installations
Record Number:19602
Last Update:2024-04-21 03:22:00
Date Created:2014-08-05 10:46:10