Library Automation

Rose City Astronomers Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Rose City Astronomers Library in Portland, Oregon is now live on Koha ILS with ByWater Support.

The customized OPAC for the library can be seen here:

Angele Mott Nickerson, Librarian, and member of the Rose City Astronomers Telescope Club and Library, recently commented on the implementation.

Working with ByWater has been an amazing experience for our rather unique and brand-new little library. Every single person I worked with has been nothing but positive, supportive, and unfailingly creative during setup. Time and again they came through when I had problems or questions and in the end, they were just as excited as we were to have our library up and running.

Nate Curulla, CRO, ByWater Solutions recently commented on the implementation of Koha for the Rose City Astronomers.

We are beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Rose City Astronomers on their implementation of Koha! Being an amateur astronomer myself, I love being able to browse the impressive catalog of items within their collection and love how Koha can handle the nontraditional items for loan such as telescopes and lenses. Additionally, items such as these can be viewed within the online catalog using Koha’s ability to upload images to display within catalog records. I just wish I lived closer so I could join the club!

About the Rose City Astronomers

The Rose City Astronomers is an organization of amateur astronomers dedicated to the promotion, education, and enjoyment of astronomy among its membership and the general public.

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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Jessica Zairo
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions