Koha Development Initiative Receives International Support

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Koha Development Initiative Receives International Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.’ forefront provider of Koha support, wants to thank Bohdan ≈†milauer, a librarian in Prague, for his contribution to the Professional Cataloging interface development for Koha.

ByWater Solutions released their new Koha development crowdfunding website ( in January and since then have received many contributions of their partner libraries, but Bohdan Šmilauer is the first donor that does not use ByWater Solutions for support to help fund a Koha development via this new website.

Nicole C. Engard, Vice President of Education, spoke of the contribution:

“It is this type of contribution that I hoped we’d see with the release of this new website. The real power of open source is that people from all over the world can contribute to make the product better and that is what happened when Bohdan ≈†milauer found our site and helped fund a new feature for Koha.”

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About ByWater Solutions:

With over 10 years of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, support options and development of the enterprise class open source library system, Koha. 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:

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:

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