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An Excerpt from One Year of Koha at the University Libraries at Virginia Tech

Koha and Virginia Tech

Michael Kucsak, Assistant Dean University Libraries at Virginia Tech, recently wrote a white paper on their Migration to Koha in 2018. Below you will find an excerpt from his white paper. Topics covered include:

  1. The State of the Library in 2016
  2. The State of the ILS in 2016
  3. The State of Koha in 2016
  4. Evaluating Koha
  5. Who is ByWater?
  6. Pre-Migration Jitters
  7. The Migration
  8. ByWater 2019
  9. Conclusion

You can read the complete excerpt here.

About the University Libraries at Virginia Tech

The University Libraries plays an essential role in furthering Virginia Tech’s mission as a global land-grant university by providing access to a plethora of resources in varying disciplines. It strives to share information and knowledge regardless of geographic, institutional, or financial barriers, through our growing open data and research repositories. Overall, the University Libraries’ goal is to foster innovation, discovery, creativity, and collaboration through our spaces, technology, services, and people. For more information please visit: https://lib.vt.edu

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 LMS 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 LMS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit: http://bywatersolutions.com

About Koha

Koha is the first open-source Library Management System (LMS). 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