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Northern New Hampshire Library Cooperative chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha support

Press Release: ByWater Solutions [October 8, 2013]

Copyright (c) 2013 ByWater Solutions

Abstract: ByWater Solutions announced that Northern New Hampshire Library Cooperative is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system. ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the Northern New Hampshire Library Cooperative this summer and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them.


ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that Northern New Hampshire Library Cooperative (NNHLC) is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the Northern New Hampshire Library Cooperative this summer and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. Their custom OPAC can be viewed at http://nnhlc.bywatersolutions.com

Jay Rancourt, Library Director at Cook Memorial Library spoke of the migration process and the library's future with Koha: "The migration to Koha was both challenging and rewarding. It was very helpful to have three of us consulting and collaborating as we built our customizations and learned Koha's functionality. I particularly appreciate the layering of detail to explore. My circulation staff have a simple, user-friendly interface with which to do their jobs, whereas the library director as ‘superlibrarian' has access to the whole system and all its permutations. I'm looking forward to learning about future upgrades."

Mary Cronin, Library Director at Madison Library added: "As ‘superlibrarian', I welcome learning what makes the system tick, and having the freedom to experiment before committing to changes. Koha's flexibility as a system for our new cooperative has generated valuable discussions of policies and procedures along with the philosophy that guides them. Patrons like the improved account interface, and are just starting to grasp the benefits of a shared catalog. From conversations that have already happened, I feel that patron feedback (and enthusiasm) will guide a lot of decisions as our three libraries develop our cooperative relationship."

About Northern New Hampshire Library Cooperative

The Northern New Hampshire Library Cooperative (NNHLC) was formed in January, 2013 by Directors and Trustees of the Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth, the Jackson Public Library, and the Madison Library. For more information, please visit: http://madisonlibrary-nh.org/nnhlc/

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/

Publication Year:2013
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Issue:October 8, 2013
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Koha
Libraries: Northern New Hampshire Library Cooperative
Subject: System announcements -- installations
Permalink: http://librarytechnology.org/ltg-displaytext.pl?RC=18415
Record Number:18415
Last Update:2013-10-09 04:09:33
Date Created:2013-10-09 04:07:58