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Press Release: ByWater Solutions [January 14, 2014]

Sasaki Associates chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that Sasaki Associates of Boston, MA is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions completed the migration for Sasaki last year and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. Their custom OPAC can be viewed at

Deirdre Doran, Sasaki Associates, spoke of the move to Koha:

"Moving from a proprietary database to a fully functioning, open source ILS has brought the Sasaki Library into the 21st century. The ability to customize Koha to the unique needs of our small corporate library and archives has brought ease of access and use to a new level. ByWater Solutions was instrumental in facilitating this transition: handling the migration of our data, providing excellent training on the Koha software, and answering the million question I had about system setup and use. I really could not have done it with them! I couldn't be happier with the level of service ByWater provides, the functionality of Koha, or the user experience of this ILS."

About Sasaki Associates

Sasaki Associates is an integrated design and planning firm committed to realizing thoughtful, sustainable solutions to our clients' unique problems. Drawing on the collaboration and diversity of ideas that defines our inter‐disciplinary firm, our teams take a personal approach to creating award‐winning spaces and places for our institutional, civic and commercial clients. Sasaki is a mid‐sized firm of 200 professionals working throughout the United States and internationally from our office in Boston. For more information about Sasaki, 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 Sasaki Associates of Boston, MA is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.
Publication Year:2014
Type of Material:Press Release
Date Issued:January 14, 2014
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Koha -- ByWater Solutions
Libraries: Sasaki Associates
Subject: System announcements -- installations

LTG Bibliography Record number: 18785. Created: 2014-01-14 18:23:15; Last Modified: 2020-05-10 04:59:11.