The Free Public Library and Cultural Center of Bayonne Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support


10/31/2017
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The Free Public Library and Cultural Center of Bayonne Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Free Public Library and Cultural Center of Bayonne, NJ. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 200,000 plus holdings from Symphony earlier this year and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library’s hosting services are provided by Jersey Connect, a program in the state that offers free hosting services to libraries utilizing an open source ILS. The library’s customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: http://catalog.bayonnelibrary.org/

About the Free Public Library and Cultural Center of Bayonne:
The Bayonne Public Library is a magnificent building built in the Beaux-Art and Classical Revival styles complete with Ionic and Doric columns, and richly ornamented architectural details. The Bayonne Public Library, incorporated in 1890, moved into the present Carnegie-funded building at 697 Avenue C in 1904. In 1903, Andrew Carnegie donated $50,000 for construction of this library.In 1989 it was officially rededicated as The Free Public Library & Cultural Center of Bayonne. The Mary O’Connor Gallery of the library presents performing and visual arts and interactive events to its community. Various meetings and cultural programs are held in the basement of the library building. For more information please visit: http://www.bayonnelibrary.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, 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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