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Press Release: ByWater Solutions [October 12, 2021]

Marion County Library System goes live on Koha with ByWater support

ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Marion County Library System in Florida is now live on Koha!

The catalog can be viewed here:

ByWater completed the transition of the library's over 270,000 bibs from Horizon and continues to provide support services for Koha.

Donna Bachowski of ByWater's Education Team recently commented on Marion's migration:

The staff at Marion County Library System was a delight to work with during the implementation of Koha. I admire how they focused, not just on what was best for staff and streamlining their workflows, but also what was best for their patrons. It is always exciting to see a library so dedicated to their users! I am proud to have been involved in their migration to Koha."

About Marion County Library System

The Library System offers a collection of more than half-a-million volumes in eight library locations. A broad-based print and non-print collection makes the Marion County Public Library, Headquarters-Ocala the major public library resource in the Library System. The smaller collections of the community branch libraries are planned to satisfy the most general and frequent needs of the residents. Public access computers and Wi-Fi are available at each public library branch.

Learn more about the library here:

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 the 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

About Koha

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.

Koha's OPAC, circulation, management, and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies, HTML5, CSS, and Javascript, making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, please visit

Summary: ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Marion County Library System in Florida is now live on Koha.
Publication Year:2021
Type of Material:Press Release
Date Issued:October 12, 2021
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Koha
Libraries: Marion County Library System
Subject: System announcements -- installations

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