Graceland University Libraries Choose ByWater Solutions' Koha Support

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Graceland University Libraries Choose ByWater Solutions’ Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the libraries at Graceland University are now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the Frederick Madison Smith and Dr. Charles F. Grabske Libraries this summer and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. Their custom OPAC can be viewed at

Marsha A. Jackel, Collection Management, Frederick Madison Smith Library, Graceland University commented on their switch to Koha:

“We love Koha because it is simple, straight forward, and the students don’t get confused. The previous system we had was complicated and confusing to the students. This is the greatest move we’ve made and kudos to Nicole Engard for training us so well!”

About Graceland University Libraries:
Graceland maintains libraries on both the Lamoni Campus and the Independence Campus.

The Frederick Madison Smith Library, also known as the FM Smith Library, is located on the Lamoni Campus. Constructed in 1966, the F.M. Smith Library has three levels and is home to a government depository, three computer labs, the Writing Center, a small coffee bar and a large collection of books for a breadth of disciplines.

The Dr. Charles F. Grabske Library is located on the Independence Campus. The award winning Grabske Library has an extensive collection of Nursing resources. For more information about the libraries at Graceland University, 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:
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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