ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Libraries of God's Bible School of Cincinnati, OH. are now live on their Koha open source integrated library system with support from ByWater Solutions.
The campus libraries of God's Bible College include the R.G. Flex on Memorial Library, the Schmul Library and Ministerial Resource Center, the Gale Center and Library and the college Archives and Special Collections. Additionally, the Division of Music maintains an extensive library of sheet music.The online catalog contains records for more than 120,000 books, AV, periodical and article titles in the libraries' print and digital collections. The libraries' also facilitate access to more than 2,700 (subscription) and 10,000 (open source) full-text electronic journal titles.
Joshua Avery, Director of Library Services, commented on their decision to move to ByWater Solutions:
"Not only has Koha proven to be more robust system than our legacy ILS, but contracting with ByWater Solutions for hosting and support has allowed us to focus on our primary mission of providing library services and resources. ByWater has consistently offered prompt service and support, allowing us to see both financial and staffing efficiencies. Additionally, ByWater understands libraries and has a strong track record of advancing the functionality and interoperability of the Koha ILS. As open source systems increasingly become a part of the future of libraries, we are glad to be part of the future of both Koha and ByWater Solutions."
About God's Bible School
Welcome to God's Bible School and College! Today, as they have for more than 100 years, our graduates are making a contribution around the world by taking their places in the church and society as well-trained, biblically-minded, and professionally-competent servants of the Lord Jesus Christ. A long history of outstanding Alumni is the real measure of our success. The graduates of our school have so impacted our world that the alumni motto is "The sun never sets on the students of God's Bible School and College.
When you join our growing student body, you will study with outstanding leaders. The members of our faculty combine strong academic qualifications, years of ministry experience, and a deep commitment to our mission. All of our professors are men and women of faith, deeply committed to Christ and to the life-changing truth of Scripture. Studying with them, you will be challenged personally, intellectually, professionally, and spiritually.
Our strategic location in the heart of Cincinnati Ohio offers a picturesque view of the city skyline and serves as a ready reminder of the challenges and opportunities for ministry in the 21st century. For more information please visit:https://www.gbs.edu/
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/