ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the H.N. Pullar Library at the Textile Museum of Canada of Toronto, Canada, is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.
ByWater Solutions has completed the migration of the library's more than 4,500 titles earlier this year and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library. The H.N. Pullar Library's customized online catalog can be viewed at: http://library.textilemuseum.ca/
Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater commented on the Library's move to Koha:
"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with H.N. Pullar Library for their implementation and ongoing Koha support. The library is full of great resources and we are thrilled to have a part in making them more accessible to the public. The flexibility of Koha allows for many features that will benefit the library and its patrons and we look forward to a long and productive relationship."
About the Textile Museum of Canada and the H.N. Pullar Library
The Textile Museum of Canada (TMC) is the only museum in Canada that explores ideas and builds cultural understanding through the universally relevant media of textiles. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Museum's permanent collection spans nearly 2,000 years and consists of more than 13,000 artifacts. A leader in the digitization of collections and interactive environments, the TMC has been recognized the world over for innovation in the development of landmark educational, research and creative initiatives. The Textile Museum of Canada is a non-profit cultural and educational institution that focuses on the exhibition, collection, conservation, research and dissemination of the materials and values of everyday life, including archaeological, traditional, innovative and experimental methods and practices.
The H.N. Pullar Library at the Textile Museum of Canada offers a unique reference collection of resources dealing with textiles and textile traditions from around the world. The Library features open stacks of over 4,500 books, 20 journal titles, subject files and a small collection of DVDs and videos for reference purposes. The library collection is available to the public for research and our catalogue is searchable online from anywhere in the world, made possible with the support of the William R. and Shirley Beatty Charitable Foundation. The facility is staffed by a group of knowledgeable volunteers who can assist in any reference requests during visiting hours or by e-mail. For more information please visit: http://www.textilemuseum.ca/
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 for Koha support 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/