Press Release: ByWater Solutions [January 23, 2014]

Birmingham Museum of Art chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha support

Copyright (c) 2014 ByWater Solutions

SummaryByWater Solutions announced that the Birmingham Museum of Art, of Birmingham, Alabama, 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 Birmingham Museum of Art, of Birmingham, Alabama, is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the Birmingham Museum of Art last year and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. Their custom mobile-friendly OPAC can be viewed at http://bma.bywatersolutions.com

Tatum Preston, Librarian at Birmingham Museum of Art, spoke of her decision to move to Koha:

"I have long been a fan of both the flexibility and value offered by open source products like Koha. I chose to go with ByWater Solutions as my support and hosting provider due to their excellent customer service, automatic software upgrades, and competitively-priced hosting options."

About Birmingham Museum of Art

Founded in 1951, the Birmingham Museum of Art has one of the finest collections in the Southeast. More than 24,000 objects displayed and housed within the Museum represent a rich panorama of cultures, including Asian, European, American, African, Pre-Columbian, and Native American. Highlights include the Museum's collection of Asian art, Vietnamese ceramics, the Kress collection of Renaissance and Baroque paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts from the late 13th century to the 1750s, and the Museum's world-renowned collection of Wedgwood, the largest outside of England. For more information about Birmingham Museum of Art, please visit: http://www.artsbma.org

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 23, 2014
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Koha
Libraries: Birmingham Museum of Art
Subject: System announcements -- installations
Permalink: http://www.librarytechnology.org/ltg-displaytext.pl?RC=18850
Record Number:18850
Last Update:2014-01-23 15:04:45
Date Created:2014-01-23 15:04:01