ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Salinas Public Library, of Salinas, CA. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the migration of the library's 190,000 plus holdings from Liblime Koha and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to the system's three branches; The John Steinbeck, Cesar Chavez and El Gabilan Libraries. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: https://salinas.bywatersolutions.com/
Nathan Curulla, ByWater's CRO and Co-Owner commented on the library's decision to move to ByWater support:
"One of the greatest benefits to adopting an open source solution such as Koha is its freedom from vendor lock in. With Koha, vendors compete for a library's business based on service, and libraries have the choice of over 40 vendors to provide support for this one product. We are thrilled that the services ByWater provides line up with the needs and wants of the Salinas Public Library and we look forward to a long and productive partnership with them!"
About the Salinas Public Library
The Salinas Public Library houses over 190,000 volumes in English and Spanish and serves a population of over 150,000. The Library provides free Internet access and is well known for its innovative youth programming such as poetry slams. The Library celebrated its centennial in September 2009. The Library's Mission is to encourage reading, the appreciation of books, and to provide materials and services to help members of the community meet their personal, informational, educational, and cultural needs. For more information please visit: http://www.salinaspubliclibrary.org
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/