ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Koha OPAC Search and Circulation Integration with RBdigital content will be available for libraries for Spring of 2019.
The new integration will allow users to check out, check-in, search for titles and place holds on their items directly through the Koha OPAC. This new enhancement will allow libraries to display RBdigital content, including audio books, e-books and magazines, without the need to upload MARC records into the catalog.
Once the user performs a search on the OPAC, if results are found in RBdigital, users can follow a link to another screen in the OPAC which displays current holdings and availability.
John Shea, Chief Product and Marketing Officer of RBmedia shared the following:
We are excited to announce that our RBdigital platform is now integrated with Koha. It will enable patrons to search and find titles directly in the Koha system, making it even easier for them to checkout the best digital content available.
Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater, commented about the integration and working with Recorded Books:
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Recorded Books on this integration and are especially thankful for the financial contribution they made to get this development launched. This collaborative project has improved our mutual customers experience by delivering a unified platform to search print and digital materials without having to leave the public catalog.
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 Koha 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 for Koha support 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: https:bywatersolutions.com.
About Recorded Books
Recorded Books is the largest independent producer of audiobooks in the world. Our RBdigital platform distributes the broadest array of digital content types—including audiobooks, video, magazines, eBooks, education, and entertainment—all in one powerful app. Read More at: https://www.recordedbooks.com/