ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.' forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that Pelham Public Library in New Hampshire is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.
ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the Pelham Public Library at the end of January and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services for them.
Corinne Chronopoulos, Library Director at the Pelham Public Library spoke of her decision to migrate to an open source ILS:
"We took a careful look at multiple ILS products and decided an open source solution was the best long-term decision. We know Koha will continue to improve and we will reap the benefits of the communities developments. It's also given us great teaching opportunities to explain about open source technologies to our patrons and how the library is choosing innovative solutions that will save them money. We are very happy with our decision to partner with ByWater Solutions for Koha support and had a painless and speedy migration process."
About Pelham Public Library
The Pelham Public Library offers a variety of resources and services. Patrons may check out print books, audio books, magazines, DVDs and videos. If there is an item that you would like that is not in our collection a librarian can assist you in making an interlibrary loan request. In addition, the library also provides other services, such as our Museum Pass Program, which grants patrons free or reduced admission for several area museums. All members of the public may use our quiet study areas, computers, resource materials, magazines or newspapers. Our librarians are available for reference assistance, computer help and other resources. For more information about Pelham Public Library, please visit: http://pelhampubliclibrary.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://bywatersolutions.com/