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Griffin Free Public Library chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha support

Press Release: [April 30, 2013]

Copyright (c) 2013 ByWater Solutions

Abstract: ByWater Solutions announced that Griffin Free Public Library in New Hampshire 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 support, announced today that Griffin Free Public Library in New Hampshire is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the Griffin Free Public Library at the end of February and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services for their nearly 20,000 items and 2,000 patrons.

Ricky Sirois, Director at the Griffin Free Public Library spoke about the library's decision to migrate to an open source ILS:

"I was particularly pleased with ByWater Solutions' responsiveness to our needs throughout the transition. The training was a particular highlight for us, as it met our small library's particular areas of concern while remaining within our budget. I am excited about joining the Koha community and the open source movement. The community and ByWater will provide our library with constant improvements and support from a worldwide network of users. Along with all of that our patrons have online access to their accounts for the first time in our history."

"Bringing on new partners is always exciting for us at ByWater," started CEO, Brendan Gallagher, "but it's especially pleasing when we can offer services to libraries like Griffin Free who were previously unable to offer cutting edge automation services to their patrons within their budget. We look forward to working with Ricky and Griffin Free Public Library on continuing the services offered by Koha."

About Griffin Free Public Library

Griffin Free Public Library in Auburn, New Hampshire, offers a variety of resources and services to library patrons. The library offers access to nearly 20,000 items and serves nearly 2,000 patrons. For more information about Griffin Free Public Library, please visit: http://griffinfree.com

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:2013
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:April 30, 2013
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Koha
Libraries: Griffin Free Public Library
Subject: System announcements -- installations
Record Number:17875
Last Update:2013-04-30 07:44:13
Date Created:2013-04-30 07:42:44