ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Gloucester City Library, of Gloucester City, NJ. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the migration of the library's 50,000 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://catalog.gloucestercitylibrary.org/
Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater commented on the library's move to Koha:
"New Jersey has been a really happening place Koha interest and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Gloucester City Library going forward. The Jersey Connect hosting program, which offers free hosting to libraries moving to an open source system, is a fantastic and forward thinking initiative which rewards libraries embracing the ideas surrounding open technologies. Libraries pay us only for support so they are saving thousands yearly by using this program."
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/