ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Library at Daniel Morgan Academy of Washington, DC. is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.
ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the Library's more than 12,000 titles earlier this year and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library. The Daniel Morgan Academy Library's customized online catalog can be viewed at: http://danielmorganlibrary.bywatersolutions.com/
Diane White, Library Director, commented on their decision to move to Koha with ByWater:
"The ByWater Koha system, backed by the wonderful support and training teams, has made my arrival as the Daniel Morgan Academy's Library Director quite smooth. Although I had heard Nicole speak at many conferences and events, and understood the concept of an open source ILS, I was totally unfamiliar with Koha as an operational platform. Your system has proven to be very intuitive and unbreakable – I can try things, investigate modules and read documentation in numerous fora – and, most of the time, I am able to figure things out. About the only thing I could recommend would be to produce a Koha for Dummies book; for someone with no computer science or systems experience some of the documentation is a little daunting. But, whenever that happens I can always rely on your patient and friendly support staff. They have been especially helpful in assisting me through the post-migration work, and I look forward to continuing to draw on their expertise."
About the Daniel Morgan Academy
Established in 2014, the Daniel Morgan Academy provides graduate education in support of the intelligence and national security communities. Its three Master's programs (Intelligence, National Security, Information Operations) and five specialized credit-bearing certificates provide the framework through and in which students can advance themselves academically, personally and professionally. A practitioner faculty impart and ensure optimum understandings of real world events, and a strong cadre of visiting instructors supplements the classroom experience through simulation and presentation.
The Daniel Morgan Academy is a new, independent and stand-alone graduate school in Washington, DC (near Farragut North and West Metro Stations) dedicated to delivering the practical edge for the national security and intelligence professional. The Academy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It is neither a government contractor nor a government entity. For more information please visit: https://danielmorgan.academy/about/
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/