ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Fargo Public Library of Fargo, North Dakota is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.
ByWater Solutions has completed the migration of the Libraries' more than 165,000 titles late last year and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library. The Fargo Public Library's customized online catalog can be viewed at:https://catalog.fargolibrary.org
Timothy Dirks, Director of the Fargo Public Library, commented on their move to Koha with ByWater:
"The Fargo Public Library is excited to be part of the dynamic Koha community and work with our partners at ByWater Solutions for the continued development and enhancement of the Koha integrated library system."
Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater also commented on the Library's move to Koha:
"We're always happy to welcome a new partner at ByWater and Fargo Public Library is no exception. In choosing Koha as their ILS, Fargo has shown a commitment to open source and forward thinking innovation that we love to see in libraries. We look forward to working closely with the staff of the library to make their patron's experience even better through the use of open source."
About the FargoPublic Library
The Fargo Public Library, with three locations in Fargo, North Dakota, provides educational and entertainment materials for people of all ages.Hours for the three libraries vary based on location.The Fargo Public Library has a collection of more than 165,000 books, 10,000 DVDs and many other physical (external link)and electronic resources. All three locations provide public access computers and wireless internet access for laptops. The library also has children's, teen, and adult programming including story times, computer classes and delivery to homebound citizens through our outreach service. Check out the calendar of events for programming information.
Please explore the links to the left for information on our various locations and services. The links at the top of the page will take you to our catalog and the links to the right will take you to library card sign up and other Web-based services. For more information please visit:http://www.cityoffargo.com/CityInfo/Departments/Library/
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/