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June 20, 2024

PTFS Europe NESCOT chooses Koha open source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe.. North East Surrey College of Technology has chosen PTFS Europe to host and support its Koha system. PTFS Europe has implemented the new system and will provide on-going hosting and support services to NESCOT to ensure its success in supporting these collections into the future. [Full Announcement].

February 23, 2024

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions contributions to Koha - February 2024. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced the contributions to the Koha Community code from the ByWater Development team. At ByWater, we believe transparency is the key to success. We submit all developments, plugins, tools, and documentation we create back to the Koha Community. [Full Announcement].

February 4, 2024

ByWater Solutions Austin Seminary and Seminary of the Southwest are live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions announced that the Austin Seminary and Seminary of the Southwest, both located in Austin, Texas, are now live on Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of over 185,000 titles from the Voyager ILS product from ExLibris. [Full Announcement].

January 29, 2024

ByWater Solutions Ranger College Library is live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions announced that the Ranger College, in Texas, is now live on Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of over 11,000 titles from EOS.Web ILS. [Full Announcement].

January 4, 2024

PTFS Europe Armenian Institute chooses Koha open source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe. Armenian Institute has chosen Koha as its new Library Management System, to replace the previous manual cataloguing system. PTFS Europe has implemented the new system and will provide on-going hosting and support services to Armenian Institute to ensure its success in supporting these collections into the future. [Full Announcement].

December 29, 2023

ByWater Solutions Mass Maritime Academy Library joins HELM and ByWater Solutions' Koha Support. ByWater Solutions announced that the Higher Education Libraries of Massachusetts, an association of Massachusetts college libraries in public higher education has added Mass Maritime Academy Library to their HELM catalog. ByWater completed the transition of the Academys' 21,000 plus holdings from Horizon and is providing ongoing support services to the library. [Full Announcement].

December 21, 2023

ByWater Solutions Koha Community announces 23.11 Release. The Koha Community, home of the world's first free and open-source library system, announced last month that the Koha 23.11 release is available. Koha 23.11 is a major release, that includes 10 new features, 330 enhancements, 573 bugfixes. Y [Full Announcement].

December 19, 2023

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions collaborates with EBSCO to enhance Koha integration. ByWater Solution collaborated with EBSCO Information Service on a development aimed at helping Koha libraries. Libraries using the Koha Open Source ILS are now able to use new functionality to streamline the acquisitions process. The EDIFACT Invoice Plug-In for EBSCO Journals, which allows Koha systems to fully integrate with EBSCO Journals, will now facilitate loading EDI Invoices into Koha. [Full Announcement].

December 4, 2023

ByWater Solutions Denver Botanical Library is Live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions announced that the Denver Botanical Gardens, Helen Fowler Library in Colorado is now live on Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of over 30,000 titles from EOS.Web ILS. [Full Announcement].

November 9, 2023

Equinox Equinox welcomes the Rosenbach Museum and Library to Koha ILS with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collection Libraries. Equinox Open Library Initiative announced the migration of the Rosenbach Museum and Library to Koha ILS as part of their membership with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collection Libraries. The Rosenbach Museum and Library was founded in 1954 with a mission to celebrate the art of the written word. In 2013, they became affiliated with the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation. Their migration to Koha included 3,365 bibliographic records and 3,366 item records. Equinox provided implementation, hosting, support, and training services as part of the migration process. [Full Announcement].

November 7, 2023

ByWater Solutions Lane Memorial Library live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions announced that the Lane Memorial Library in New Hampshire is now live on Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of over 75,800 bib records and over 86,000 item records. [Full Announcement].

October 30, 2023

ByWater Solutions Chickadee Library Consortium live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions announced that Chickadee Library Consortium in Maine is now live on Koha ILS with ByWater Support. The Chickadee Library Consortium consists of the Casco Public Library, Harrison Village Library, Raymond Village Library, Naples Public Library, the Bridgton Public Library, and the Tourmaline Catalog. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of over 84,900 bib records and over 113,900 item records. [Full Announcement].

October 9, 2023

Equinox Equinox Welcomes the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to Koha ILS with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collection Libraries. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, announced the migration of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) to Koha ILS as part of their membership with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collection Libraries. [Full Announcement].

October 5, 2023

Equinox Equinox welcomes the German Society of Pennsylvania to Koha ILS with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collection Libraries. quinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, announced the migration of the German Society of Pennsylvania to Koha ILS as part of their membership with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collection Libraries. [Full Announcement].

September 29, 2023

PTFS Europe NHS libraries adopt Koha open source library management system in regional consortia, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe.. Multiple NHS library services in the regions of East of England, Kent Surrey and Sussex, London, the Midlands, North West England and Yorkshire/Humber have chosen Koha as the Library Management System for new and existing regional consortia. This week, the latest to go live is in the North West of England bringing together library systems from multiple NHS Trusts onto a single Koha system. Shared instances of this Open Source solution are replacing standalone local systems, delivering improved access to resources for healthcare staff, time-savings for library staff, and cost-savings for NHS organisations, as well as aligning with the NHS strategy of adopting Open Source technology where appropriate. [Full Announcement].

LMSCloud Stadtbücherei Brunsbüttel wird neuer Koha-Anwender. Mit der Stadtbücherei in Brunsbüttel wechselt eine weitere Bibliothek zur Open-Source-Lösung Koha und unseren LMSCloud Hosting Service. [Full Announcement].

September 17, 2023

LMSCloud Schleswig-Holstein: Die Stadtbücherei Schenefeld wechselt zu Koha. Mit der Stadtbücherei Schenefeld wechselt eine weitere Bibliothek zu Koha und nutzt ab sofort unseren Hosting Service. Wir freuen uns über die Zusammenarbeit und die steigende Anzahl von Koha Anwendern. [Full Announcement].

August 28, 2023

ByWater Solutions Coastal Bend College live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions announced that Coastal Bend College in Texas is now live on Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of over 21,000 bib records and over 24,000 item records. [Full Announcement].

August 23, 2023

Equinox Equinox welcomes the Wagner Free Institute of Science to Koha ILS with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collection Libraries. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open technology development and support for libraries, announced the migration of the Wagner Free Institute of Science to Koha ILS as part of their membership with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collection Libraries. [Full Announcement].

August 10, 2023

ByWater Solutions Thomas Jefferson School of Law live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions announced that the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California is now live on Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of over 174,000 bib records and over 143,000 item records. [Full Announcement].

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