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San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha support

Press Release: [March 31, 2014]

Copyright (c) 2014 ByWater Solutions

Abstract: ByWater Solutions announced that the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, of San Francisco, CA. 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 San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, of San Francisco, CA. is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis in late 2013 and will be providing ongoing Koha Support and Hosting services. Their custom mobile-friendly OPAC can be viewed at http://library.sf-cp.org/.

Alyson Barrett-Ryan, Library Director at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, spoke of their choice to move to Koha:

"Transitioning from a proprietary to an open source catalog was a necessary step for the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis Library, and partnering with ByWater Solutions enabled us to experience a smooth migration we could not have accomplished on our own. Our patrons enjoy the new Koha interface and SFCP librarians value the responsive training and support offered by ByWater Solutions. Additionally, our librarians and administrators appreciate the economy, potential and flexibility of Koha. We are thrilled to partner with ByWater and participate in the open source community!"

About San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis

The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis was organized in 2007, combining the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute & Society, founded in 1941, with the San Francisco Foundation for Psychoanalysis, founded in 1991. The SFCP is a not for profit organization with more than 160 practicing analysts and more than 45 candidates (psychoanalysts in training).

The Center provides an extensive training program in psychoanalysis. The Center also sponsors a large, vibrant Extension Division which offers classes and seminars to mental health professionals as well as to the general public. In addition, it maintains low fee clinics for adults, children and adolescents as well as providing other mental health services and programs for the general community. For more information about San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis , please visit: http://sf-cp.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/

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Publication Year:2014
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:March 31, 2014
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
Products: Koha
Libraries: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
Record Number:19065
Last Update:2014-04-01 09:03:58
Date Created:2014-04-01 09:03:14