Library Automation

Carl S. Swisher Library at Jacksonville University Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the Carl S. Swisher Library, Jacksonville University is now live on Koha!

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 512,000 plus holdings from OCLC and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at

Olivia Hattan-Edwards, Systems Librarian and Assistant Professor at Carl S. Swisher Library, Jacksonville University recently commented on the migration.

The transition from our previous ILS to Koha supported by Bywater Solutions went smoother than expected. The training we participated in was thorough and easy to digest. The data extraction process was simple. Every question we had was answered quickly. We anticipated bumps in the road, and when we hit those bumps, Bywater was there to guide us over them. No librarian or library staff member had experience in migrating to a new ILS, and Bywater’s team made the entire experience a pleasant one.

About Carl S. Swisher Library

The Mission of the Library is to provide quality information resources and services that support academic programs and to work with the university community in teaching them to use resources and services effectively.


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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