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December 1, 2018

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Coastal Alabama Library, in Alabama is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 130,000 plus holdings from Atrium and Library World ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library’s customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: https://coastalalabama.bywatersolutions.com/

November 27, 2018

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, has set up a GoFundMe page to help library staff affected by the Camp Fires in the Butte County Library System. ByWater has also contributed 10% of the total goal to help with this cause. All funds collected will go to directly to the members of the Butte County Library System who have lost their homes in the fires that ravaged the area this month. For more information and to make a donation to help these librarians please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/support-Butte-library-staff-affected-by-campfires.

October 31, 2018

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Taft School, The Hulbert Taft, Jr. Library, in Connecticut is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 55,000 plus holdings from Millennium ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

October 23, 2018

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the San Juan Bautista City Library, in California is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 8,000 plus holdings from Follett ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

October 9, 2018

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Manor College Library, in Pennsylvania is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 35,000 plus holdings from TLC ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

October 2, 2018

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Hudson County Community College, in New Jersey is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 66,000 plus holdings from Symphony ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

September 19, 2018

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Public Law Library of King County, in Washington is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 5,000 plus holdings from EOS ILS earlier this year and is providing ongoing support services to the library

September 4, 2018

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Bay School of San Francisco Fulbright Library, in California is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 12,000 plus holdings from LibLime Koha ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

June 20, 2018

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the University Libraries at Virginia Tech are now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions. ByWater completed the transition of the library's 1.5 million plus holdings from Sierra earlier this month and will be providing ongoing support and hosting services to the library. The University Libraries have also be implemented the Coral ERM through ByWater and the Ebsco Discovery Service to work alongside Koha for a unified Library Management System that allows students to easily find all of the resources needed in one interface. The University Libraries at Virginia Tech are the first R1 research libraries to adopt Koha as their LMS and marks a turning point for the Koha project in terms of large scale academic library adoption.

February 9, 2018

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Curry County Library Network, of Curry County, Oregon. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 170,000 plus holdings from TLC to the already existing and ByWater supported Coos County Library System Catalog. The library network’s five libraries joined the Coos County shared catalog, bringing the total number of libraries up to 17 and the total number of combined holdings to over 500,000.

February 1, 2018

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions will be at the Louisiana Library Association (LLA) Annual Conference from March 7-9, 2018. The Conference will be held in Alexandria, Louisiana at the Holiday Inn Downtown Alexandria Convention Center. We would love to see you, catch up and share some time together. Please email Adam Brooks at adam@bywatersolutions.com to set up a time to meet.

January 16, 2018

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions team will be exhibiting at Ontario Library Association (OLA) Library Super Conference 2018 from January 31 – February 3.

October 31, 2017

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Free Public Library and Cultural Center of Bayonne, NJ. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 200,000 plus holdings from Symphony earlier this year and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library’s hosting services are provided by Jersey Connect, a program in the state that offers free hosting services to libraries utilizing an open source ILS

October 24, 2017

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Athens Limestone Public Library, of Athens, AL. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 100,000 plus holdings from Polaris earlier this year and is providing ongoing support and hosting services to the library.

October 18, 2017

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, is happy to announce that Koha Klassmates has now been adopted in 36 library schools nationwide. Koha Klassmates is a program that provides free hosted Koha installations for library schools. Teachers utilize their free hosted Koha instance to provide hands on experience for library students, giving them the real world tools and exposure they need before entering the workforce.

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