Arcadia University Chooses ByWater Solutions For Koha Support and Implementation

September 14th 2011
Nathan Curulla
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Arcadia University Chooses ByWater Solutions For Koha Support and Implementation

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that Arcadia University, of Glenside, PA. has contracted with them for Koha support and hosting services.

ByWater Solutions completed a migration of Landman Library’s online Koha catalog in July with very positive results. Arcadia University has also contracted with ByWater for ongoing support services.

Karen Kohn, the Landman Library’s Collection Development Manager, commented on their recent switch to Koha with ByWater Solutions:

“We’re glad to be working with ByWater Solutions and have found them very responsive. Through them, we feel connected to the larger Koha community and are seeing the benefits of being part of this worldwide project.”

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater stated: “One of the greatest benefits to using an open source solution such as Koha is the ability for libraries to pick and choose who to work with for the support and hosting of their ILS. We are thrilled to have the chance to work with Arcadia University and bring the benefits of ByWater’s support structure to the Landman Library. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with the staff at Arcadia University.”

The Landman Library catalog houses over 130,000 records and serves a population of over 4000 students, faculty and staff. To view their customized online catalog, please visit:

About Arcadia University:
Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. The 2010 *Open Doors* report ranks Arcadia University No. 1 in the nation among regional universities in the percentage of undergraduate students studying abroad. *U.S. News & World Report* ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North and as one of the top study abroad programs in the nation. The Physical Therapy program is ranked seventh in the nation. For more information please visit:

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:

About ByWater Solutions:
With over 10 years of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, support options and development of enterprise class open-source library systems. Offering a 24/7 technical helpline, ByWater Solutions’ clients have the support system they need to make their software work for them. ByWater Solutions pledges to share 100% of all developed code to the Koha community for the strengthening and advancement of the Koha ILS. For more information about ByWater Solutions, please visit:

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