ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that Fox Chase Cancer Center's Talbot Research Library is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.
The Library's Koha installation went live in August, and ByWater Solutions will be providing ongoing support and hosting services for them.
Beth Lewis, Director of Library Services, commented on their decision to switch to Koha with ByWater:
"I wanted to upgrade our catalog to a more modern look and feel and also cut our maintenance costs. We also liked the idea of using an open source product and perhaps contributing to its development. Since we have a small staff, ByWater's service of migration, customization, and hosting our catalog really fit our needs perfectly. Everyone at ByWater has been wonderful to work with."
Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater stated: "Beth and the staff at the Talbot Library have been a real joy to work with. The enthusiasm and excitement they have shown for Koha makes us love what we do all the more. We look forward to a long and productive relationship together!"
The Library's customized online catalog can be viewed at:
About Fox Chase Cancer Center
Fox Chase Cancer Center is the region's only hospital devoted entirely to cancer treatment, research and prevention. Our 100-bed hospital, located in Philadelphia, is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the top cancer centers in the nation. Our nationally and internationally recognized staff provides consultations and treatment recommendations for all types of adult cancer.
Fox Chase Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit institution formed in 1974 by the union of American Oncologic Hospital (one the the nation's first cancer hospitals, established in 1904) and the Institute for Cancer Research (founded in 1927). Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. For more information, please visit: http://www.fccc.edu
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, top ranked 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