Library Automation

ByWater Solutions Announces Support of Koha for Motlow State Community College

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they are providing support services for Koha ILS for Motlow State Community College in Tennessee! Bywater Solutions completed the transition of Motlow State Community College's 69,000+ items from Alma to Koha and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The libraries' customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at:

Sharon Kay Edwards, Director of Libraries, recently commented on the implementation:

I've been so pleased with ByWater's service! Every step of the way through this migration, ByWater's team has been "in the trenches" with us. The training was personable, helpful, and quite frankly, fun! Coming from a consortium where much of our institutional autonomy in the ILS was outside of our control, we're very excited to have full control over our collections, catalog, circulation rules, and well....everything! We've taken this opportunity as a team to build the library we've all talked about for so long—with ByWater's guidance and aid. Although the idea of "migration" was a scary one, it's been a great experience overall, and we're so excited to begin fall semester with Koha!"

About Motlow State Community College (MSCC)

MSCC Libraries are made up of four library branches- Moore County Campus Library, Smyrna Campus Library, Fayetteville Campus Library and McMinnville Campus Library. The libraries follow a mission of:

- Providing equitable access to a comprehensive collection of informational resources, including print and eBooks, article databases, and additional electronic resources for a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and the community at large.

- Equipping a community of lifelong learners with critical thinking and evaluation skills by teaching information and digital literacy both individually and collectively through proven research methods and innovative reference tools.

- Supporting a broad-spectrum of patron needs through superior user-centered services—welcoming all levels of skill and ability.

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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 Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit

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Jessica Zairo
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions