ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Museum of International Folk Art and Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Libraries in Santa Fe, New Mexico are now live with their installation of the Koha open source ILS.
ByWater Solutions has completed the migration for the Museum Hill Libraries and will be providing ongoing Koha Support and Hosting for them. Their custom mobile-friendly OPACs can be viewed at http://library.internationalfolkart.org/ and http://library.indianartsandculture.org//.
Caroline Dechert, Librarian and Archivist, spoke of their migration process:
"We converted to Koha with support from ByWater from an outdated, non-MARC database system. Throughout the conversion I was daily grateful for ByWater's creative skills in generating viable MARC records from messy data. Post-conversion, we've found that hosted open source is, as we expected, the best of both worlds. If, like us, you want open source software but don't have the in-house IT support to implement it, then this may be your solution."
"Bringing on new partners is always exciting for us at ByWater," started CEO, Brendan Gallagher, "but it's especially pleasing when we can offer services to libraries who were previously unable to offer cutting edge automation services to their patrons within their budget. We look forward to working with Museum Hill Libraries on continuing the services offered by Koha."
About Museum of International Folk Art:
Since the opening in September 1953, the Museum of International Folk Art has gained national and international recognition as an accredited Museum that is home to the world's largest collection of folk art». The collection of more than 150,000 artifacts forms the basis for exhibitions in four distinct wings: Bartlett, Girard, Hispanic Heritage, and Neutrogena. In 2003, the Museum celebrated 50 years» of documenting, collecting, preserving and interpreting the creative works of traditional artists from cultures around the world. For more information about Museum of International Folk Art, please visit: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/
About Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, one of four museums in the Museum of New Mexico system, is a premier repository of Native art and material culture and tells the stories of the people of the Southwest from pre-history through contemporary art. The museum serves a diverse, multicultural audience through changing exhibitions, public lectures, field trips, artist residencies, and other educational programs. For more information about Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, please visit: http://www.indianartsandculture.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/