ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.' forefront provider of Koha (www.koha-community.org) support, announced today that the Banning Library District of Banning CA. is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.
ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the Library District in October and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services for their over 50,000 bibliographic records and 21,000 patrons.
Robert Lippman, Director of the Banning Library District, commented on their decision to choose Koha and ByWater:
"Koha is a sophisticated library automation system, it's customizable and flexible, and allows us to provide a better experience for our patrons – and the open source architecture means we avoid the expense of proprietary software licensing. ByWater's management of the transition was smooth, our legacy data is intact and accessible, and most importantly, our patrons were not unduly inconvenienced."
The Banning Library District's customized online catalog can be viewed here: http://catalog.banning.bywatersolutions.com.
About Banning Library District
Located just a few blocks from downtown Banning, The Banning Library District houses a collection of over 51,000 print, digital and electronic resources to its over 21,000 library patrons. The library also houses a local history and genealogy collection which is open to the public. For more information about the Banning Library District, please visit: http://www.banninglibrarydistrict.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/