The American University in Dubai Goes Live on ByWater Solutions and Edutech Koha Support

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The American University in Dubai Goes Live on ByWater Solutions and Edutech Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that The American University in Dubai,  is now live on the Koha open source integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the Libraries’ more than 240,000 titles from their Millennium system and is providing ongoing support services to the library in cooperation with Edutech, a library services provider located in the United Arab Emirates. The local team at Edutech will be providing onsite support services to the library as well as handling all tier one support requests. The AUD Library’s customized online catalog can be viewed at:

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater commented on the Library’s move to Koha:

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with the AUD Library for their implementation and ongoing Koha support. We are very excited to see the explosive growth of interest for Koha in the Middle East and we look forward to a long a productive relationship together. Our partnership with Edutech ensures that the library will receive the highest quality onsite service while still taking advantage of the experience of ByWater’s highly trained Koha experts.”

About the AUD Library:
The Library at the American University in Dubai provides books,  academic journals and electronic resources to enrich the university’s educational program. The AUD’s Library’s  English language collection  is approximately 240,000 volumes, both print and e-books. The Library provides access to around  34 online  databases offering  over 30,000 full-text journals, magazines, international newspapers and e-resources. The Library also provides more than  250 print journals, magazines and newspapers. The collection is  tailored to benefit disciplines in which AUD grants degrees.

AUD’s library staff is committed to the student. Their knowledge of information resources, professionalism and willingness to assist, provides a learning environment where students feel comfortable knowing they can always receive help. Professional library staff  instructs students  on the best search techniques and offer advice about which resources to use for their  academic work. Course-integrated library sessions are provided to ensure that students develop the skills needed to research the full range of information resources. Experienced library staff is on duty  daily until closing and on weekends to provide research assistance.  See more at:

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:

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 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: /

About Edutech:
Edutech is a leading provider of education solutions. We enable academic institutions and corporate organizations to improve performance by facilitating ‘knowledge enrichment and skills enhancement’. As “learning specialists”, we assist companies, academic institutions and governments to create an environment that fosters a community of continuous learning and improvement. Established in 1991, Edutech has grown into a global corporation with offices around the world. Today, we offer an entire spectrum of education solutions that enhance learning in classrooms, libraries, corporate and industrial training centers and school, college and vocational laboratories. Our R&D team, comprising of specialists in learning pedagogy, implementation methodology, emerging technologies and curriculum design continuously scan the market for trends, needs and opportunities to evolve new generation learning solutions. Over the years, in addition to contributing to enhanced customer performance and improved learning outcomes, we have worked closely with our partners in creating product and service solutions which have captured the imagination of the end user community. For more information please visit:



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