Press Release: ByWater Solutions [January 27, 2014]

Philadelphia FIGHT chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha support

Copyright (c) 2014 ByWater Solutions

SummaryByWater Solutions announced that the AIDS Library at Philadelphia FIGHT, of Philadelphia, PA. 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 AIDS Library at Philadelphia FIGHT, of Philadelphia, PA. is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the Philadelphia FIGHT last year and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them.

Allie Fraser, Librarian, AIDS Library, spoke of the migration process with ByWater:

"ByWater Solutions customer and technical support are excellent for this small special collection library and its unique titles. As Collection Management Librarian, I work with volunteers in the AIDS Library to catalog materials that circulate. I found the ByWater team easy to work with re: the migration of materials and borrower records from a much older version of Koha. The system was 'live' on schedule; a webinar helped prepare us for 3.12 implementation. The process overall has been seamless with minimal interruption of service. Module screens for cataloging, circulation, and especially the OPAC are user-friendly. I look forward to future collaboration."

About Philadelphia FIGHT

Philadelphia FIGHT (Field Initiating Group for HIV Trials) is a comprehensive AIDS service organization providing primary care, consumer education, advocacy and research on potential treatments and vaccines. For more information about Philadephia FIGHT, please visit: http://fight.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 27, 2014
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Koha
Libraries: Philadelphia FIGHT
Subject: System announcements -- installations
Permalink: http://www.librarytechnology.org/ltg-displaytext.pl?RC=18886
Record Number:18886
Last Update:2014-01-28 10:23:54
Date Created:2014-01-28 10:22:45