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Arcadia University chooses ByWater Solutions For Koha Support and Implementation

Press Release: ByWater Solutions [September 14, 2011]

Copyright (c) 2011 ByWater Solutions

Abstract: ByWater Solutions announced that Arcadia University, of Glenside, PA. has partnered with them for Koha support and hosting services.


ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that Arcadia University, of Glenside, PA. has partnered with them for Koha support and hosting services.

ByWater Solutions brought the Landman Library's online Koha database onto their servers with very positive results. Arcadia University has also contracted with ByWater for ongoing support services.

Karen Kohn, the Landman Library's Collection Development Manager, commented on their recent switch to Koha with ByWater Solutions:

"We're glad to be working with ByWater Solutions and have found them very responsive. Through them, we feel connected to the larger Koha community and are seeing the benefits of being part of this worldwide project."

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater stated: "One of the greatest benefits to using an open source solution such as Koha is the ability for libraries to pick and choose who to partner with for the support and hosting of their ILS. We are thrilled to have the chance to partner with Arcadia University and bring the benefits of ByWater's support structure to the Landman Library. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with the staff at Arcadia University."

The Landman Library catalog houses over 130,000 records and serves a population of over 4000 students, faculty and staff. To view their customized online catalog, please visit: http://koha.arcadia.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-main.pl

About Arcadia University

Arcadia University prepares students for life in a rapidly changing global society. As a comprehensive, independent institution, Arcadia offers men and women a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs on its suburban Philadelphia campus and through its College of Global Studies. Arcadia University prides itself on meeting the changing educational, career, and developmental needs of students, alumni, and the local community while emphasizing the strengths of a liberal education.

Non-sectarian, with strong ties to the Presbyterian Church, Arcadia University is committed to serving students of all ages and cultural backgrounds. A dedicated community of teacher/scholars, administrators, staff, trustees and students work in genuine collegiality to create a climate for learning and personal growth based upon intellectual challenge and nurturing relationships. For more information please visit: http://www.arcadia.edu/

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–XHTML, 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: http://www.koha-community.org

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: http://www.bywatersolutions.com

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Publication Year:2011
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:September 14, 2011
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Koha
Libraries: Arcadia University
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Record Number:16035
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2011-09-15 03:15:42