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Press Release: ByWater Solutions [January 14, 2022]

First Nations Information Connection Libraries Go Live on Koha with ByWater Support

ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that First Nations Information Connection Libraries in Alberta, Canada is now live on Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of 57,000 plus bibliographic records from Symphony ILS with SirsiDynix.

The 5 customized OPACs for the member College and University libraries of First Nation Information Connection can be seen below.

  • Blue Quills First Nations College: https://bluequills-fnic.bywatersolutions.com
  • Maskwacis Cultural College: https://maskwacis-fnic.bywatersolutions.com/
  • Old Sun Community College: https://oldsun-fnic.bywatersolutions.com
  • Red Crow College Library: https://redcrow-fnic.bywatersolutions.com
  • Yellowhead Tribal College: https://ytced-fnic.bywatersolutions.com/

Nate Curulla, CRO, ByWater Solutions recently commented on the implementation of Koha for the First Nations Information Connections.

We are thrilled to be working with the First Nations Information Connection Libraries. We are excited to help empower the team with the Open Source ILS technology.

About First Nations Information Connection

The First Nations Information Connection is an initiative of the University of Alberta Libraries in collaboration with First Nations institutions and in partnership with Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, Sun Microsystems, OCLC, and Nexen Inc. It allows students and faculty in seven First Nations educational institutions to take full advantage of the Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library. The FNIC also provides access to a collection of culturally significant web resources. Most resources are also accessible to the general public.

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.org.


Summary: ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that First Nations Information Connection Libraries in Alberta, Canada is now live on Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of 57,000 plus bibliographic records from Symphony ILS with SirsiDynix.
Publication Year:2022
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:January 14, 2022
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company:
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Koha
Libraries: First Nations Information Connection Libraries
Subject: System announcements -- installations
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/26990

LTG Bibliography Record number: 26990. Created: 2022-01-14 05:34:11; Last Modified: 2022-01-14 05:34:45.