ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Flower Mound Public Library, of Flower Mound, Texas is now live on Koha. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 100,000 plus holdings from Polaris earlier this year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. The Library's customized online Koha catalog can be viewed at: http://flowermound.bywatersolutions.com/
Sue Ridnour, Director of Library Services at Flower Mound commented on their decision to switch to Koha with ByWater:
"The Flower Mound Public Library had been wanting to move to an open source ILS but didn't have the IT skills in-house to support Koha. ByWater Solutions provided us with the best of both worlds – open source software with expert support and hosting. The staff at ByWater is knowledgeable, responsive and very easy to work with. They held our hands through every step of the migration process. Thanks to the quality of their support, we experienced very few issues during the migration and now, three months out, everything is functioning smoothly and patrons and staff alike love the new system."
About the Flower Mound Public Library
The Flower Mound Public Library supports education in their community by providing access to information, creating young readers, fostering success in school, and facilitating lifelong learning. The library contributes to quality of life in Flower Mound by stimulating imagination, celebrating diversity, and encouraging creativity in a space that meets the needs of the community. The library provides services to over 36,000 patrons, circulates over 450,000 items per year offers over 600 programs to the community and sees over 200,000 annual visitors. For more information please visit their website.
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 Koha 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/