ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.' forefront provider of Koha support, would like to join the Los Gatos Library in thanking NoveList, a division of EBSCO Publishing, for assisting in adding NoveList content to the Koha open source ILS.
Henry Bankhead, Interim Town Librarian at Los Gatos Library stated:
"Los Gatos library is exceedingly pleased that Duncan Smith, NoveList and EBSCO were willing to contribute to the Koha development via ByWater Solutions that allows Koha libraries to integrate content from NoveList Select to add richness to our patrons' OPAC experience. This enhanced content adds reviews from Goodreads, up to date series information, similar titles and authors as well as links to NextReads newsletters and more. Because of this integration this content is available right in our library catalog and is available to any NoveList Select customer using the Koha integrated library system. We were very thankful that Duncan recognized that this integration would be a win-win for EBSCO, for the Koha community, for Librarians and most importantly for library patrons. We hope that this example set by EBSCO will encourage other vendors to contribute to the development."
Duncan Smith, Vice President of NoveList, shared his thanks with us:
"Thanks to the efforts of ByWater Solutions, libraries that choose Koha as their catalog solution can now easily integrate the rich content from NoveList Select into their online catalog and put expert reading recommendations and other expanded content into the place where it is most visible to library patrons. This is a great example of how libraries and their readers benefit when companies work together to support library success."
Nicole C. Engard, Vice President of Education at ByWater Solutions thanks all of those involved:
"When educating librarians about open source, I always stress how choosing Koha and open source opens you up to all kinds of new freedoms. This partnership between ByWater, Los Gatos Library and NoveList shows how multiple groups can come together to improve an open source product for the benefit of everyone using it."
About Los Gatos Library
Los Gatos Library, located in Los Gatos, CA., serves a population of over 30,000 residents and houses a collection of more than 100,000 volumes. The library sponsors many community activities aimed at connecting people to the world of information. Programming is offered as a library resource that provides information, education, recreation and enrichment to all. For more information please visit: http://www.losgatosca.gov
About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the producer of EBSCOhost, the world's premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives, and e-books. The company provides more than 375 databases and more than 350,000 e-books. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service (www.ebscohost.com/discovery). For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
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.
About ByWater Solutions
With over 10 years of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, support options and development of the enterprise class open source library system, Koha. Offering a 24/7 technical helpline, ByWater Solutions' clients have the support system they need to make their software work for them. ByWater Solutions pledges to share 100% of all developed code to the Koha community for the strengthening and advancement of the Koha ILS. For more information about ByWater Solutions, please visit: http://www.bywatersolutions.com