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Macon Public Library of Macon MO. Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

January 31st, 2011
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Macon Public Library of Macon MO. Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that Macon Public Library of Macon, MO. is now live on their official Koha integrated library system.

The library’s Koha installation went live today and they have partnered with ByWater Solutions for ongoing support services.

Elaine Nuhn, Director of the Macon Public Library, commented on their decision to switch to Koha and ByWater Solutions:

“Macon Public Library began exploring an affordable solution for an integrated library system three years ago. An open source solution is not only affordable, the philosophy behind it matches a public library’s mission of sharing and providing knowledge to all. ByWater Solutions offered the most flexible support and help with Koha, the open source solution we chose.”

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater stated: “It is a very exciting time for Koha and open source, and Elaine and the staff of Macon are adopting Koha at the perfect time. The new functionality and usability found in the 3.2 release of Koha will make their day to day processes easier and will act as a benefit to their patrons as well. We are thrilled to have the chance to partner with them!”

Macon Public Library houses over 30,000 bibliographic titles, and their customized online catalog can be found at http://circ.maconlibrary.org/

About Macon Public Library:
Macon Public Library has been serving the Macon, Missouri community in its present location since 1917. Macon Public Library connects patrons with resources and knowledge to enrich, inspire, and empower lifelong learning. For more information please visit: http://www.maconlibrary.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://www.koha-community.org

About ByWater Solutions:
With over 10 years of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, support options and development of enterprise class open-source library systems. 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: http://bywatersolutions.com

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