ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Round Rock Public Library of Round Rock, Texas is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.
ByWater Solutions has completed the migration of the Libraries' more than 190,000 titles early this year and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library. The Round Rock Public Library's customized online catalog can be viewed at: http://catalog.roundrocktexas.gov/
Michelle Cervantes, Library Director of the Round Rock Public Library, commented on their move to Koha with ByWater:
"We are excited to join the Koha Community and become a ByWater Library Partner. Migrating to a new library system is no easy task, but our staff and the ByWater team are working great together. ByWater's reputation for Koha support and new feature development along with Koha's robust and mobile-friendly catalog was the right combination to enhance the user experience for our customers and staff."
Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater also commented on the Library's move to Koha:
"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Michelle and the staff of the Round Rock Public Library for their implementation and ongoing Koha support. The library is full of great resources and fantastic programs for the residents of Round Rock and Koha will only serve to enhance those services. The team at the library have been a real pleasure to work with and we look forward to a long a productive relationship together. "
About the City of Round Rock
Round Rock, Texas, with a population of around 105,000, is located 15 miles north of Austin in the Central Texas hill country. Round Rock is the 31st largest City in Texas, according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data. Major employers include Dell, Sears Teleserv, Emerson and Texas Guaranteed Student Loan. Its combined property tax and utility rates are among the lowest in the region. It has an award-winning park system, school district and is one of the safest cities with a population of at least 100,000 population in the United States. Round Rock is the one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, and one of the best-managed cities in Texas. The city has maintained high quality of life while becoming a major center for economic growth in Central Texas, with industry clusters in Clean Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, Life Sciences and Computer/Software Development. For more information please visit: http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/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/