ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Collingswood Public Library, of Collingswood, NJ. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the migration of the library's 70,000 plus holdings from Millennium and is providing ongoing support services to them. The library's hosting services are provided by Jersey Connect, a program in the state that provides free hosting services to libraries utilizing an open source ILS. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: http://collingswood.bywatersolutions.com
Nathan Curulla, Co-Owner of ByWater commented on the library's decision to implement Koha:
"The free hosting services offered by JerseyConnect really make the adoption of an open source system easy and cost effective for libraries in New Jersey. We are very excited that the Collingswood Library was able to take advantage of this offering and we look forward to working with them and supporting their system for many years to come. "
About the Collingswood Public Library
The Collingswood Public Library serves the residents of the Boroughs of Collingswood and Woodlynne by providing access to a broad range of information and ideas.Founded in 1910 and opened in 1911, the Library is a center for lifelong learning for people of all ages, backgrounds, and interests. The Library's collections and services reflect the informational, educational, and cultural needs of the community. For more information please visit: http://collingswoodlib.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/