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Press Release: ByWater Solutions [May 31, 2022]

Oregon Private Academic Library Link (OPALL) Libraries go live on Koha with ByWater Support

ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Oregon Private Academic Library Link (OPALL) is now live on Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of 280,000 plus bibliographic records.

The 5 customized OPACs for the member libraries of OPALL can be seen below.

  • Bushnell University:
  • Corban University:
  • Mount Angel Abbey:
  • Multnomah University:
  • Western Seminary:

Donna Bachowski, Educator/Partner Success, ByWater Solutions recently commented on the implementation of Koha for OPALL

The OPALL consortium was an inspiring group of libraries to work with. They focused on how to make everything better! They are the first library group to use the Patron Passport plugin, which allows a user from one library to visit another library and seamlessly have their account added to the library they are visiting. I think they are most excited about control - every library said how happy they were to be able to make decisions for themselves and see those changes implemented immediately in Koha.

Enica Davis, Data Migration Librarian, also commented:

The OPALL libraries are a great bunch to work with. They are excited about the functionalities that Koha offers that were not available to them before, and this excitement is contagious! We are very glad to have them as a partner as well as a part of the Koha community.


The Oregon Private Academic Library Link is a consortium comprised of 5 libraries: Corban University, Western Seminary, Multnomah University, Mount Angel Abbey, and Bushnell University.

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 announced that Oregon Private Academic Library Link is now live on Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of 280,000 plus bibliographic records.
Publication Year:2022
Type of Material:Press Release
Date Issued:May 31, 2022
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Koha
Libraries: Bushnell University
Corban University
Mount Angel Abbey
Multnomah University
Western Seminary
Subject: System announcements -- installations

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