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Freeport Community Library of Freeport, ME. Partners with ByWater Solutions for Koha Support and Implementation

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Freeport Community Library of Freeport, ME. Partners with ByWater Solutions for Koha Support and Implementation

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that Freeport Community Library of Freeport, ME. has partnered with them for their implementation and support of the Koha ILS.

The library’s Koha installation is scheduled to go live by the end of February, and they have partnered with ByWater Solutions for ongoing support services.

Beth Edmonds, Director of the Freeport Community Library, commented on their decision to switch to Koha and ByWater Solutions by saying “We have been very excited about our move to ByWater Solutions for a Koha installation. Their support has been terrific!”

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater stated: “Having spent many summers of my youth in Freeport, I am very excited to have the chance to partner with Beth and the staff of the Freeport Community Library. I can’t wait to visit the area again soon! In addition, the fact that they are utilizing a 10.1 kilowatt solar electricity system in their library further exemplifies how this library is on the cutting edge.”

Freeport Community Library houses over 45,000 bibliographic titles and they are slated to go live in late February of 2011.

About Freeport Community Library:

The Freeport Community Library is pleased to provide a broad range of services to our diverse clientele. From wireless internet access to story time for toddlers, monthly artist exhibits to inter-library loans to Freeport history and genealogy research, the Freeport Community Library is here to serve you. 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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