J. Drake Edens Library at Columbia College Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

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The J. Drake Edens Library at ColumbiaCollege 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 J. Drake Edens Library at ColumbiaCollege of Columbia, now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions has completed the migration of the Libraries’ more than 150,000 titles earlier this year and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library. The Library’s customized online catalog can be viewed at:

Jane Tuttle, Library Director, commented on their decision to move to Koha with ByWater:

“Our transition to Koha has been a great experience due to the knowledge and skill of the ByWater Solutions staff. Koha has the ease of use and functionality we were looking for in a system, and with ByWater Solutions’ help, we are able to fully take advantage of all the aspects of the system, including course reserves. Our students, faculty, and staff like the ease of use that Koha brings. ByWater Solutions was able to help us tailor the system to better fit our library and collection.”

About the J. Drake Edens Library:
The mission of the Edens Library is to support the educational program of the College. The library has established five goals to serve this mission.

Goal I – To develop a collection of library materials in a variety of formats that support the curriculum.
Goal II – To provide access to the library collection as well as to off-site resources in a timely and efficient manner.
Goal III – To provide an information literacy program for the academic community.
Goal IV – To renovate the library and to acquire additional interior library space in order to enhance the learning environment.
Goal V – To maintain a highly qualified library staff capable of providing appropriate service to support the library mission.

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,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 to support Koha 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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