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ByWater Solutions Announces Koha Integration with OverDrive Circulation

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Koha OPAC Circulation Integration with OverDrive for Libraries is now available.

The Koha OverDrive Search integration has been available for users for several years now and the new integration will allow users to checkout, check-in, and place holds on their items directly through the Koha OPAC without the need to upload MARC records into the library catalog.

Once the user performs a search on the OPAC, if results are found in OverDrive users can follow a link to a page displaying current holdings and availability for checkout directly within the Koha OPAC.

Tutorial

You can view a full tutorial on the Koha integration with OverDrive here.

Partnership

Steve Potash, CEO and founder of OverDrive commented on this initiative:

OverDrive APIs enable libraries to leverage their investment in library automation and new applications in powerful and innovative ways. We are excited to partner with ByWater to support all the ways libraries improve how readers discover and enjoy ebooks, audiobooks and more from their digital catalogs.

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater also commented about this new feature:

We are very excited to continue the initial Overdrive integration we had in place to include circulation and holds support for our mutual library partners. Having both print and digital content available in one place makes our patrons experience even easier and the content available more accessible.

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: http://koha-community.org/.

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: https:bywatersolutions.com.

About OverDrive

OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide. We are dedicated to “a world enlightened by reading” by delivering the industry’s largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks and other digital media to a growing network of 40,000 libraries and schools in 70 countries. Read more about Rakuten OverDrive here.

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