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Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha support

Press Release: ByWater Solutions [January 6, 2014]

Copyright (c) 2014 ByWater Solutions

Abstract: ByWater Solutions announced that Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy in Chicago, IL 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 Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy in Chicago, IL is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy this fall and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. Their custom mobile friendly OPAC can be viewed at http://libcat.tfa.edu

Robert Metrick, Director of Research & Instructional Services, Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy spoke of his library's transition:

"We made the switch to ByWater Solutions because of their reputation for providing high quality Koha support and training. The ByWater team exceeded our expectations. Their data migration was fast and seamless. We are greatly impressed by how quickly they respond to questions and resolve technical issues. They are always thorough at communicating information about Koha upgrades and offering staff training. And they were wonderful to work with in redesigning our OPAC."

About Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy is one of the industry's most well-known and respected digital arts schools—providing intensive, hands-on, apprenticeship-style degree programs that propel graduates into "the business" in a way few other institutions can. Part college, part industry apprenticeship, we offer a progressive training model through which students begin using industry-standard equipment and software and working on real-world client projects during their very first semester on campus. They graduate in as little as 15 months with robust resumes and the insider industry know-how they need to step seamlessly into their careers in the digital media arts. For more information about Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, please visit: http://tfa.edu

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:2014
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Issue:January 6, 2014
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Koha
Libraries: Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy
Subject: System announcements -- installations
Permalink: http://librarytechnology.org/ltg-displaytext.pl?RC=18728
Record Number:18728
Last Update:2014-01-07 08:37:30
Date Created:2014-01-07 08:36:44