The Barzani National Memorial Library in Iraq Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

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The Barzani National Memorial Library 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 Barzani National Library, of Kurdistan, Iraq is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the implementation and customization of their Koha installation and is providing ongoing support and hosting services to them. The library’s customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at:

The Barzani National Memorial celebrates Mustafa Barzani, who was a 20th-century national hero and leader of Kurdistan National Liberation, and founding father of the Peshmerga (Kurdish Armed Forces). Most 20th-century Kurdish history has been poorly documented, and the known available resources are scattered across the globe. This institution creates an opportunity for Kurdish/Kurdistani international scholars and interested individuals to have a better understanding of Kurdistan, Mustafa Barzani, and the modern history of some 40 million Kurdish people. Kurdish people are the largest single group in the world without an established homeland.

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 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: /

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