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American Bookbinders Museum Chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha Support

4/13/2015
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American Bookbinders Museum Chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the American Bookbinders Museum in San Francisco, CA is now live with their installation of the Koha open source ILS.

ByWater Solutions has completed the migration for the American Bookbinders Museum and will be providing ongoing Koha Support and Hosting for them. Their custom mobile-friendly OPAC can be viewed at http://library.bookbindersmuseum.org/.

Amelia Grounds, Librarian, spoke of using Koha in her library:

“Koha has been providing us with a robust library management platform that is both affordable and manageable for our small institution. Additionally, the support that we have gotten both from ByWater and the Koha community in general has really made the adoption of the software a pleasure!”

About American Bookbinders Museum:
The American Bookbinders Museum was founded by Tim James, a commercial bookbinder who became fascinated with the craft’s history while he was amassing and upgrading his equipment. Researching and acquiring vintage materials became a dedicated hobby, but as his collection of machines, books and periodicals became more massive it raised the question of what he was supposed to do with all of it. The answer was to use these resources to mount an authentic, fully-functional 19th century-style bookbindery. For more information about American Bookbinders Museum, please visit: http://www.bookbindersmuseum.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: /

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