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Hillwood Estate Library Chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha Support

4/21/2015
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Hillwood Estate Library Chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens Library in Washington, DC is now live with their installation of the Koha open source ILS.

ByWater Solutions has completed the migration for the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens Library and will be providing ongoing Koha Support for them. Their custom mobile-friendly OPAC can be viewed at http://library.hillwoodmuseum.org/.

Kristen Regina, Head of Archives & Special Collections, spoke of their migration:

“ByWater is the ideal partner and makes being in open source a pleasure. They set the bar extremely high in all areas of support, training, outreach, and communication and they have far exceeded any of our expectations. Their follow through on development work and system fixes is unmatched and it’s really exciting to be part of an ever evolving community. We are pleased to be working with them and highly recommend them to anyone considering moving to open source.”

About Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens:
Marjorie Merriweather Post bought Hillwood in 1955 and soon decided her home would be a museum that would inspire and educate the public. Her northwest Washington, D.C. estate endowed the country with the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia, a distinguished 18th-century French decorative art collection, and twenty-five acres of serene landscaped gardens and natural woodlands for all to enjoy. Opened as a public institution in 1977, today Hillwood’s allure stems from the equally fascinating parts that make up the whole. From the captivating life of Marjorie Post to the exquisitely maintained Mansion and Gardens, the experience of Hillwood outshines even the Faberg√© Eggs. For more information about Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, please visit: http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/

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: http://koha-community.org/

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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