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Waterford Township Public Library Chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha Support

Press Release: [August 21, 2013]

Copyright (c) 2013 ByWater Solutions

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


ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Waterford Township Public Library in Atco, NJ is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the Waterford's 22,000 plus volumes earlier this year and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. Their custom OPAC can be viewed at http://catalog.waterfordtwplibrary.org

Tanya Finney Estrada, Library Director at Waterford Township Public Library commented about their switch to Koha with ByWater:

"Our patrons are so excited about all the new services our OPAC now offers. Now that we're using Koha my staff's lives are all a little bit easier as well. Cataloging is now a breeze! The team at ByWater Solutions have been great with providing training and continuous technical support. I can honestly say, it was definitely worth us switching over Koha."

Nicole Engard, VP of Education at ByWater Solutions commented on her experience with the staff at Waterford:

"I had the pleasure of training the staff at Waterford Township Public Library and loved their enthusiasm. They were so excited after training that they wanted to go live right away simply to be able to use tools like batch item modification in Koha. These are the type of people we love welcoming in to the Koha family."

About Waterford Townships Public Library:

Waterford Township Public Library (WTPL) is a small municipal library, which serves the Township of Waterford. As reported in the 2010 Census the total population is 10,649. The purpose of the Waterford Township Public Library is to provide information services on a free and equitable basis to all individuals and groups in the community. Though established as a general, multi-purpose library, the Waterford Township Public Library strives to coordinate other sources of information and ideas, avoid unnecessary duplication of effort, and fill in gaps in the intellectual resources available. For more information, please visit: http://www.waterfordtwplibrary.org/about/overview

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:August 21, 2013
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Koha
Libraries: Waterford Township Public Library
Subject: System announcements -- installations
Record Number:18268
Last Update:2013-08-21 09:28:35
Date Created:2013-08-21 09:25:47