ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the US's forefront provider of Koha (www.koha-community.org) support, announced today that the Plum Creek Library System (PCLS) is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.
The Library's Koha installation went live earlier this month, and ByWater Solutions will be providing ongoing support and hosting services for them. The Plum Creek Library System is made up of 26 member libraries and has a collection of over 730,000 items. Their public catalog can be searched at http://opac.plumcreeklibrary.net.
Brendan Gallagher, CEO commented on the newest ByWater partner:
"We love working with groups of libraries like the Plum Creek Library System because their model of sharing resources matches perfectly with the beliefs of an open source community. We are looking forward to a long partnership with the PCLS libraries."
Mark Ranum, Plum Creek Library System Director, commented on their migration to Koha and future with ByWater:
"ByWater Solutions has worked closely with Plum Creek Library System to ensure that we have as smooth of a transition to Koha as possible for our patrons. We are excited that we will benefit from both the cost savings of the Koha open source automation system and the strengths inherent in an electronic catalog built for library patrons by librarians. We appreciate the expertise ByWater brings to our project."
About Plum Creek Library System
The Plum Creek Library System is a federated regional public library system in which each library is funded locally, has its own library board, selects its own materials and retains local control. Each library must maintain a minimum level of financial support to belong to the system. As a result, the system earns revenue from state and federal sources which is used for the benefit of all members.
With the vast amount of information available and rising costs, it is not possible for a single library to meet all the demands placed upon it. The 26 member libraries of our system and our bookmobile share resources, programs, personnel and technical innovations. By working together as a team, we are able to achieve our common goals as well as meet the needs of our individual communities. For more information about the Plum Creek Library System, please visit: http://www.plumcreeklibrary.org
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
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions to support Koha not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit: http://www.bywatersolutions.com