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DeSoto Public Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Support

Press Release: ByWater Solutions [December 21, 2020]

ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the DeSoto Public Library in Texas is now live on Koha!

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 71,000 plus records from Polaris and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at

Trevor Hunter, Technical Services Librarian, DeSoto Public Library, recently commented on the migration.

For a brand new Technical Services Manager on my first ILS transition, I never felt like I was a bother for asking dumb questions. The ByWater staff helped me through every step of process, answering my questions on the whys, the whens, the wheres, and the hows. The remote training was excellent and its very reassuring to know that ByWater will continue to be there providing support for the next inevitable question. ByWater helped us make this a nearly seamless transition for our customers and we greatly appreciate it."

About DeSoto Public Library

The Mission of the DeSoto Public Library is to provide books, materials, programs and services to residents of all ages to assist in their pursuit of information and resources to meet their educational, cultural, recreational and professional or vocational needs.


About ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in the first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information 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, HTML5, 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

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Publication Year:2020
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:December 21, 2020
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: koha
Libraries: DeSoto Public Library
Subject: System announcements -- installations
Record Number:25794
Last Update:2023-11-21 20:33:42
Date Created:2020-12-24 05:59:55