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Press Release: ByWater Solutions [January 10, 2014]

Scripps Library chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Scripps Library at the Miller Center, University of Virginia is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the Scripps Library this fall and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. Their custom mobile friendly OPAC can be viewed at

Sheila Blackford, Librarian at Scripps Library, commented on their transition to Koha: "ByWater Solutions was recommended to us by a very satisfied customer, and after our experience with moving to Koha and starting to use it, we are now also very satisfied customers. Koha has been easy to use and the ByWater team has been so responsive. The training from Nicole was detailed and answered all of our specific questions. We have been so excited with our new catalog system since teaming up with ByWater and moving over to Koha."

Nicole Engard, VP of Education at ByWater Solutions commented: "Sheila and her team were a pleasure to train. I love meeting new librarians, especially those who are so excited to learn new things. I'm very excited to have the staff at Scripps Library as our partners."

About Scripps Library

Scripps Library, at the Miller Center consists of a physical collection as well as a large digital one. The Library opened its doors in the spring of 2002 and serves as a research facility for Miller Center personnel. The Library's collection is a specialized one focused on American politics and history with a particular emphasis on the American presidency. For more information about Scripps Library, 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–XHTML, 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:

About ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions to support Koha not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit:

Summary: ByWater Solutions announced that the Scripps Library at the Miller Center, University of Virginia is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.
Publication Year:2014
Type of Material:Press Release
Date Issued:January 10, 2014
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Koha -- ByWater Solutions
Libraries: Scripps Library
Subject: System announcements -- installations

LTG Bibliography Record number: 18780. Created: 2014-01-10 08:32:40; Last Modified: 2020-05-10 04:59:11.