ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the Koha Open Source ILS now has integration with INN-Reach, a resource-sharing tool from Innovative Interfaces, Inc. ByWater Solutions partnered with Theke Solutions and Innovative Interfaces, Inc. to develop the integration between the two platforms.
Nate Curulla, CRO, recently commented on the integration.
ByWater Solutions and Theke Solutions are thrilled to have developed the first open-source integration with INN-Reach and look forward to the new connections our library partners can make with their community now that the functionality is available.
The INN-Reach Plugin adds functionality that integrates the central INN-Reach server to Koha. When patrons make requests from that INN-Reach server, data pushes directly into Koha easily allowing staff to manage borrowing and lending. These requests create bibliographic records, item records, and holds automatically without staff intervention.
Tomás Cohen Arazi, Developer and Owner of Theke Solutions, recently commented on the development.
When developing the integration for INN-Reach and Koha, we tried to make it seamless and familiar to use for Koha users. We wrapped it into a plugin that implements both an ILL-backend for Koha, and also tons of API routes that are required to integrate all the ILL workflows that INN-Reach supports.
Jon Driscoll, Library Systems Specialist at Tutt Library, Colorado College recently commented on the project and work with the ByWater Solutions' team.
Days like this are why I love working with Andrew, Tomas, and Bywater in general. I'm usually impressed with the support we get but the responsiveness during this project has been phenomenal. I keep getting to amaze people when something they report is fixed within a day or two. You continue to validate our decision to migrate and work with Bywater and exceed my expectations daily. Thank you!
INN-Reach, a resource-sharing tool by About Innovative Interfaces, Inc., is a cost-saving borrowing solution for libraries that conveniently gives patrons access to more materials and a better discovery experience. This user-initiated consortial borrowing system enables participating libraries to dramatically increase the number of materials they offer, reduce fulfillment time, and raise their profile and visibility in their user communities.
Read more about INN-Reach at https://www.iii.com/products/resource-sharing/
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.
About Theke Solutions
Theke Solutions is an open-source, library services support and development company. They provide expert support fand development or fully featured, scalable library management solutions and repositories.
Theke Solutions offers support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS and DSpace (repositories). Learn more about Theke Solutions at https://theke.io/
About Innovative Interfaces, inc.
Innovative, a ProQuest company, provides leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers one of the most comprehensive portfolios of library automation products on the market today, serving academic, public, national, consortia, and corporate and special libraries. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative has a global presence—serving thousands of libraries in 66 countries and offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.iii.com.