The John Stewart Memorial Library at Wilson College goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions


2/7/2017
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The John Stewart Memorial Library at Wilson College goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the John Stewart Memorial Library at Wilson College, of Chambersburg, PA. is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library’s 85,000 plus holdings from Liblime Koha last year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them.  The Library’s customized online Koha catalog can be viewed at:  http://wilson.bywatersolutions.com/

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater commented on the college’s decision to move to a ByWater hosted solution:

“The freedom from vendor lock in provided by Koha greatly benefits libraries in that they have the power to choose who the best support company is for them without having to completely change systems. This kind of freedom is un-matched in the library world and allows a smooth transition for libraries looking to change the support services they receive. This is what it’s all about!”

About Wilson College:
A rigorous academic program with incredible access to professors has been a hallmark of Wilson College since its founding in 1869. A collaborative environment, a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio and professors who are dedicated to mentoring students—both in and out of the classroom—create an educational experience that is focused on the individual student. Wilson connects career-oriented programs with a broad-based liberal arts education that teaches students to think critically and communicate with confidence—essential skills for career success. This approach is evident across all of Wilson’s degree programs—undergraduate, graduate and adult degree.

Rooted in more than 140 years of a forward-thinking tradition, the College has always been a leader. From a pioneering residential program for single parents with children and the establishment of the Center for Sustainable Living 20 years ago to initiating a USDA certified-organic farm to leading the way on affordability in higher education with a first-of-its-kind student debt buyback program, Wilson continues to be a trendsetter.

Student experiences inside and outside the classroom are influenced by the Wilson Honor Principle, which fosters qualities of personal responsibility and integrity. College is a transformative time and Wilson is committed to educating the whole student: mind, body and spirit. For more information please visit: http://www.wilson.edu/about-wilson-college

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, HTML5, 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 Koha 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 for Koha support 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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