March 2, 2010. ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that Acton Public Library, of Old Saybrook, CT. has partnered with them for the installation and support of the community version of the Koha integrated library system.
Jan Crosier, director of the Acton Public Library, commented on their decision to switch to Koha from their previous Destiny system;
Jan stated: "It is great to be treated as a public library and not have to fit our needs to that of an academic program."
Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater stated; "We are thrilled with our new partnership with the Acton Public Library, and that we are able to deliver Koha to their staff and patrons so that they may benefit from an ILS that works for them."
Acton Public Library serves a population of 11,000 residents, and is made up of over 70,000 records.
About Acton Public Library
The mission of the Acton Public Library is to serve the Old Saybrook community as an information resource center providing education, cultural, and civic programs and materials through diverse media. A major highlight of the Library is the 25' long and 5' high ceramic tile mural, Tides of Time, that depicts the history of Old Saybrook. The tile depicts Thomas Acton and the 40 Old Boston Post Road library. Town residents donated the tiles in this wall in celebration of their community heritage.
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
With over 10 years of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, support options and development of enterprise class open-source library systems. Offering a 24/7 technical helpline, ByWater Solutions’ clients have the support system they need to make their software work for them. ByWater Solutions pledges to share 100% of all developed code to the Koha community for the strengthening and advancement of the Koha ILS. For more information about ByWater Solutions, please visit: www.bywatersolutions.com