ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that HELM (Higher Education Libraries of Massachusetts), an association of Massachusetts college libraries in public higher education has added Worcester State University Library to their HELM catalog.
ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 130,000 plus holdings from Horizon and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The HELM Catalog can be viewed at https://catalog.helmlib.org/.
Valerie Burnett of the Data and Migrations Team at ByWater Solutions recently commented on their migration:
I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work on this project with the team at HELM and Worcester Library. It is so exciting to see more higher education libraries in Massachusetts embrace Koha and ByWater Solutions."
About Worcester State University Library
The Library is the intellectual heart of Worcester State University, a place where members of the campus community converge, collaborate, learn, and discover. Library staff assist users at the research help desk and by phone, email, and online chat. Library staff provide classroom instruction on information literacy and research skills helping students navigate the complex information network of Google, Wikipedia, print and electronic books, periodicals, and media.
Read more: https://www.worcester.edu/About-the-Library/
HELM (Higher Education Libraries of Massachusetts) is a growing consortium of Massachusetts public higher education libraries that share an integrated library system, allow direct borrowing of materials, and collaborate on professional development opportunities. HELM was formed to develop and sustain cooperative initiatives and to enhance library resources, systems and services for all member libraries.
Read more at: https://libraries.flo.org/HELM-Public/about
About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.
Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit: https://bywatersolutions.com.
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.