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September 11, 2020

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that NHAIS (New Hampshire Automated Information System) has added Weeks Memorial Library to its New Hampshire Union Public Access Catalog. They will be using Koha for their ILS.

September 10, 2020

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that NHAIS (New Hampshire Automated Information System) has added Stowell Free Library to its New Hampshire Union Public Access Catalog. They will be using Koha for their ILS.

September 7, 2020

(PTFS Europe) The Royal Academy of Music has chosen Koha as its new library management system to replace the previous SirsiDynix Symphony solution. PTFS Europe is implementing the new system and will provide on-going hosting and support services.

September 1, 2020

(Index Data) Spokane Public Library announced that it has chosen to partner with Index Data to help the Library adopt FOLIO. The Library aims to go live on FOLIO in the first half of 2021.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology, announced today that they are providing Aspen Discovery support and hosting services to over 250 library sites. Partly due to the system's increased adoption by library consortia, ByWater has quickly added over 250 sites to their support and hosting platform since late 2019.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that Ian Walls, FOLIO Implementation Lead, has been appointed to the FOLIO Product Council. The FOLIO Product Council will act on behalf of the Open Library Environment (OLE) Community and FOLIO partners to express and champion priorities in the development of the FOLIO Library Service Platform and ensure the relevance and cohesiveness of the FOLIO project.

August 26, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) Libraries of all sizes looking for an open source Library Services Platform using FOLIO can now rely on EBSCO FOLIO Services from EBSCO Information Services for implementation, hosting and service support. EBSCO has been involved in FOLIO since its inception, and EBSCO FOLIO Services offers libraries options when considering a new LSP.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Collier Library and Information Services at the University of North Alabama is now live on Koha. ByWater completed the transition of the library's 882,000 plus holdings from Sierra ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

(ReShare Community) Project ReShare announces the release of ReShare Returnables 1.0, the first production software to come out of the open source, collaborative community. The Returnables software represents the first step in ReShare's goal of creating a consortial resource sharing system that will enable sharing of the collective collection in all formats, regardless of integrated library system, and empowering library-driven and user centered workflows.

August 19, 2020

(ByWater Solutions) The Koha Community, one of the world's largest and most active Open Source communities, now has a curbside service integration, allowing our library partners to serve their patrons remotely in a much more efficient manner. ByWater Solutions saw an urgent need for this functionality within Koha and wanted to develop this integration as quickly as possible for our partners and the Koha Community.

August 8, 2020

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Southern Utah University is now live on Koha!

August 6, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and IGNITE Online are partnering to support libraries looking to adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform. EBSCO and IGNITE Online will work together to provide reliable local hosting and support services to libraries across Latin America.

August 3, 2020

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solution announced that HELM (Higher Education Libraries of Massachusetts) an association of Massachusetts college libraries in public higher education has added 4 more libraries to their HELM catalog. Northern Essex Community College, Berkshire Community College, Springfield Technical Community College, and Bristol Community College joined the group this year.

July 27, 2020

(FOLIO) The FOLIO Open Source Community has issued its latest named release opening the way for many sites to adopt FOLIO. The Goldenrod Release signifies the completion of Version One (V1) ILS functionality for the FOLIO Library Services Platform.

July 22, 2020

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Pennsylvania Koha Consortium is now live on Koha! Nine Libraries throughout the state of Pennsylvania form the PKC Group! The member libraries were formerly known as Pennsylvania Millennium Users Group (PAMUG).

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