ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that Lincoln College of Technology of Cincinnati, Ohio is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.
ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the Lincoln College of Technology at the end of February and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services for their nearly 13,000 items and 5 campuses.
Laurie Henry, Regional Librarian at Lincoln College of Technology, comment on her migration experience with ByWater:
"This is our library's second record migration in about five years. I did the work with the first one myself, and although I think of myself as a technologically savvy person, the work took me about two months' full-time effort. It was wonderful, this time, to have someone else do that work, although also humbling, because Joy apparently did it without much trouble or effort, even though our MARC records were not always perfect."
"I looked at several options and chose ByWater Solutions basically because, having been a member of the Koha listserv for several years and read posts by Nicole Engard in particular, I was confident of their competence and dedication to Open Source. I'm happy to report that everything has gone very smoothly, and we're up and running again without the users having noticed much of a difference (except that our various pages look better than they used to). I'm confident that if we do run into trouble of some kind in the future, that the staff at ByWater Solutions will be on top of the issue quickly with a solution."
About Lincoln College of Technology Library
The purpose of the library is to support and supplement Lincoln College of Technology in its effort to provide quality education that helps students achieve their goals. The library's mission is to enhance the academic experience of all learners. To accomplish this, the library collects and maintains a balanced and organized collection of high quality materials and provides efficient and effective professional assistance to the library's users. For more information about the library at the Lincoln College of Technology, please visit: http://linclib.com.
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/