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Dothan Houston County Library System Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

Press Release: ByWater Solutions [February 8, 2021]

Abstract: ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Dothan Houston County Library System in Dothan, Alabama is now live on Koha.


ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Dothan Houston County Library System in Dothan, Alabama is now live on Koha!

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 89,000 plus records from SirsiDynix Symphony and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at https://catalog.dhcls.org/.

IT Specialist, Richard Danley, recently commented on the migration:

Transitioning from one ILS to another can be an arduous task. The process of data extraction, importation, and validation can be finicky, and errors may not be discovered until after the system goes live. ByWater's transition team helped us through every step of the operation, making it a smooth change between two very different systems. Our staff were quickly trained, and any kinks were worked out in a very timely manner. After spending more than 20 years with our previous ILS provider, ByWater looks to be a marked improvement. We greatly look forward to working with them for the foreseeable future."

About Dothan Houston County Library System

The Dothan Houston County Library System's goal is to provide materials and services which will help the community residents and present and future affiliates of the Wiregrass area to obtain information meeting their personal, educational and professional needs. The library serves residents of the community and surrounding area regardless of age, race, or creed. The library's collection reflects broad coverage with materials acquired in a variety of formats, and includes the use of outside informational resources. Special emphasis is placed on stimulating young children's interest and appreciation for reading and learning, and providing personal-interest materials for the overall patrons.

Read more at https://www.dhcls.org/about-us/

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 https://bywatersolutions.com.

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 http://koha-community

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Publication Year:2021
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:February 8, 2021
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Koha
Libraries: Dothan Houston County Library System
Subject: System announcements -- installations
Record Number:25887
Last Update:2021-02-08 10:49:13
Date Created:2021-02-08 10:49:01