Michigan Jewish Institute Chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha Support

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Michigan Jewish Institute Chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that Michigan Jewish Institute, of Southfield, MI is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the Michigan Jewish Institute earlier this year and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. Their custom OPAC can be viewed at

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater stated:

“It was great to get to help the team at the Michigan Jewish Institute upgrade to the latest version of Koha. We look forward to continuing our work together through their support contract.”

About Michigan Jewish Institute Library:
MJI’s Main Campus Library, housed at our main campus in West Bloomfield, parallels the college’s academic interests by offering a collection of technological, business and Judaic materials that are frequently cited by MJI faculty during course delivery. Most course syllabi refer to use of various library materials and students are expected to make use of these materials via required or suggested readings and research. MJI is a participating member of the Michicard System. This valuable resource allows students enrolled at MJI to use participating public libraries and over thirty academic collegiate libraries located in Michigan. 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,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:

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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