ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Henry Carter Hull Library, of Clinton, CT. is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.
ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the HCH Library's 85,000 plus volumes earlier this year and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. Their custom mobile OPAC can be viewed at: http://hch.bywatersolutions.com
Maribeth Breen, Director of The Henry Carter Hull Library, commented about their switch to Koha with ByWater:
"We are all getting used to Koha and feel like any bump we've had along the way has been immediately solved by a staff member at ByWater. Our public LOVES the new catalog and all of the options available to them. We feel like it has been a change for the positive and look forward to diving into the reporting very soon. From the initial contact through the training and the conversion weekend, the ByWater staff has been incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. We are just a month into going live and we are so glad we made the change!"
Nathan Curulla, EVP of ByWater stated:
"I had the opportunity to attend the go live of the Henry Carter Hull Library and was thrilled with the level of excitement and enthusiasm the staff of the library had for their new system. We were able to iron out all of the minor glitches that are inevitable on a go live with ease, and the feedback we got from the patrons was outstanding. We look forward to working with Maribeth and the staff of Henry Carter Hull going forward and I can't wait to visit their library again!"
About The Henry Carter Hull Library
The mission of the HCH library is to provide an inviting and dynamic environment, where all members of our community may discover both information and inspiration. With its 20,000 available square feet, the has plenty of room for its 85,000-item collection, multiple meeting rooms, a spacious children's area, ample space for new releases, and audio-visual materials on the first floor, and parking for 80. Upstairs adult services are surrounded with large windows that allow natural light to flow through the building.Your library card entitles you to borrow materials from all public libraries in Connecticut. For more information please visit: http://www.hchlibrary.org/
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
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: http://bywatersolutions.com/