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Middletown Township Public Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

Press Release: ByWater Solutions [April 3, 2012]

Copyright (c) 2012 ByWater Solutions

Abstract: ByWater Solutions announced that the Middletown Township Public Library, of Middletown, NJ. is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.


ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.' forefront provider of Koha (www.koha-community.org) support, announced today that the Middletown Township Public Library, of Middletown, NJ. is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions will be providing ongoing support and hosting services for them.

The Middletown Township Public Library (MTPL) houses a collection of over 185,000 books, videos, periodicals and electronic resources. MTPL is made up of one main library and three branches, and serves a population of over 67,000 residents.

Susan O'Neal, Director of the Middletown Township Public Library, commented on their migration to Koha with ByWater:

"The Middletown Township Public Library, using a Koha ILS since 2009, proudly re-entered the community Koha with ByWater Solutions in December, 2011. Our transition went smoothly and the service commitment of ByWater to its partners shines through every day. We are looking forward to the integration of our " itiva" phone notification system [Talking Tech], which will be of benefit to many other Koha libraries, and partnering with others for more Koha development."

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater commented on the new partnership:

"We have known Susan O'Neal and Scott Kushner through the various Koha presentations and developments that their library has contributed in the past. We are thrilled to have the chance to partner with them going forward and look forward to a long and productive relationship together!"

About Middletown Township Public Library

The Middletown Township Public Library is a civic institution that provides materials, ideas, information, technology and cultural opportunities to enrich, empower and educate. The Middletown Township Public Library houses a collection of over 185,000 books, videos, periodicals and electronic resources. MTPL is made up of one main library and three branches, and serves a population of over 67,000 residents. For more information please visit: http://www.mtpl.org

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://koha-community.org

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://bywatersolutions.com

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Publication Year:2012
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:April 3, 2012
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Koha
Libraries: Middletown Township Public Library
Subject: System announcements -- installations
Record Number:16707
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2012-04-04 06:05:25