John H. Evans Library at the Florida Institute of Technology Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

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John H. Evans Library at the Florida Institute of Technology 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 John H. EvansLibrary at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions has completed the migration of the Libraries’ more than 500,000 titles earlier this year and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library. The John H. EvansLibrary’s customized online catalog can be viewed at:

Mary Barker, Department Head ofLibrary Systems, commented on their decision to migrate to Koha with ByWater:

“ByWater Solutions’ reputation for exemplary customer service is well earned. Following an incredibly smooth migration handled expertly by their staff, we continue to receive the same quick and expert response to any questions or technical issues. Koha was the best ILS solution for us, and we are thrilled to be working with ByWater Solutions.”

About theEvansLibrary:
Evans Library engages the Florida Tech community in its pursuit of knowledge by advancing virtual and physical access to data and information, providing its students, faculty, and staff with personal attention, expertise, and services.

The Library faculty and staff creatively collaborate with students and faculty in the exploration and evaluation of the full spectrum of information resources, fostering faculty research and developing students’ skills and competencies, to guide their journey through lifelong learning and innovative scholarship.

The Library serves as a platform for learning, innovation, and digital scholarship and is committed to developing forward-thinking services, programs, space, strategies, and systems that promote discovery, dialogue, learning, and nourishment of the human spirit. 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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