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Merrill Memorial Library Chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha Support

8/6/2013
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Merrill Memorial 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 Merrill Memorial Library, of Yarmouth, ME. is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the Merrill Memorial Library’s 40,000 plus volumes earlier this year and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. Their custom OPAC can be viewed at:http://catalog.yarmouthlibrary.org.

Nissa Flanagan, Systems and Technical Services Manager at Merrill Memorial Library, commented about their migration to Koha with ByWater:

“We had been using Koha for two years when we decided to explore other options for support and hosting. Switching to ByWater allowed us to have deeper and more flexible support without having to increase our budget. ByWater has been incredibly easy to work with! Our conversion was seamless and fast, and we haven’t had any offline time since we switched. The best thing about ByWater is the people – I love getting to know the team that supports our software! Everyone is friendly, down-to-earth, and responsive. We have been so happy with ByWater, and would strongly recommend them to anyone seeking support for their open-source ILS.”

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater stated:

“It has been a pleasure working with Nissa and the staff of Merrill Memorial Library. We are happy to have them as a Koha partner and look to a long and productive relationship together going forward!”

About Merrill Memorial Library:
The mission of the library is to provide our patrons with educational, recreational and cultural enrichment and opportunities for independent learning and for personal and professional growth. The library serves a population of over 5,800 residents and provides an impressive array of services to their adult, youth, and child patrons. For more information please visit:http://yarmouthlibrary.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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