Library Automation

Hill City Public Library Joins Black Hills Library Consortium With ByWater Solutions' Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Black Hills Library Consortium has added Hill City Public Library to its consortium. They will be using Koha for their ILS. ByWater Solutions migrated 14,723 records from Follett.

You can view their customized OPAC at

Tammy Alexander, Director of the Hill City Public Library, recently commented on the migration to Koha with the Black Hills Library Consortium.

The training staff that I worked with during our library Koha implementation was wonderful. Endlessly patient with me. We are so excited to be a part of this great group!

About Hill City Public Library

The Hill City Public Library is open to the public and free to all patrons. Visitors are welcome to drop in! You can read more about the Hill City Library at

About Black Hills Library Consortium

Black Hills Library Consortium is a group of 13 libraries in South Dakota, which was founded in 2016.

About ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in the first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. 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

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Jessica Zairo
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
ByWater Solutions