Centenary College Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

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Centenary College Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that Centenary College of Hackettstown, NJ. is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

The Taylor Memorial Library’s Koha installation went live in late May, and ByWater Solutions will be providing ongoing support and hosting services for them.

Nancy Madacsi, Director of the Taylor Memorial Library at Centenary College, commented on their move to Koha with ByWater Solutions:

“We are pleased with our recent migration to ByWater Solutions and Koha. ByWater offered us the right combination of system size and cost to suit the needs of our library, the migration was relatively smooth, and we find it easy to customize and use the new ILS, especially for circulation and cataloging.”

The Tailor Memorial Library provides academic and general research assistance in a variety of ways, including training and guidanceininformation literacy, reference and research strategy. Thestaff of Taylor Memorial Libraryis trained in research techniques and is available to assist the Centenary College community in using reference resources.

The libraryhouses more thanone hundred thousand items, including books, print periodicals, DVDs, videotapes, audio cassette tapes, microfilm and microfiche.

The Taylor Memorial Library’s customized online catalog can be viewed at:

About Centenary College:

Centenary Collegeis a community of learners distinguished by a diverse student body, a dedicated faculty and staff, and stimulating educational opportunities. As the primary educational and cultural resource for northwest New Jersey, Centenary offers a range of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs as well as non-degree courses for professional and personal development. Centenary College is committed to enlarging its presence in the immediate and expanded geographic region through its quality undergraduate and graduate programs and by becoming a model for student-centered, personalized, individually-focused education; an innovator in the integration of a quality liberal arts education with career preparation; a standard-bearer in internationalizing its campus and its programs; a pioneer in developing and implementing unparalleled service, such as community service initiatives; an acknowledged leader with its contemporary academic programs and its technology innovations. 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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