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Saint Catherine of Sienna School Partners with ByWater Solutions for Koha Support and Implementation

December 13th, 2010
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Saint Catherine of Sienna School Partners with ByWater Solutions for Koha Support and Implementation

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that the St. Catherine of Sienna School of Trumbull, CT. has partnered with them for the implementation and support of their official Koha integrated library system installation.

ByWater Solutions is providing St Catherine’s with a full Koha installation, bibliographic record creation, customization of their staff and public interface, 24/7 comprehensive support, and hosting services.

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater stated: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with the staff of St. Catherine’s for their Koha migration. Koha will bring new functionality to the school library and will benefit both their staff members and students alike. ”

The St. Catherine of Sienna School Library is targeted to go live by the end of January, 2011.

About Saint Catherine of Sienna School:
Saint Catherine of Siena School exists to provide a strong moral and religious education and superior standards of academic excellence for our children in an environment that promotes belief and trust in God, respect of self and others and a lifelong appreciation of learning and ongoing spiritual formation. Saint Catherine of Siena School is a co-educational grammar school for Bridgeport Diocese area students in kindergarden through 8th grade.

St. Catherine of Siena School offers an outstanding academic program. Strong emphasis is placed on English, Math and Science. A large majority of our students go on to College Preparatory Schools, and eventually earn advanced degrees. In a caring, disciplined environment, students are encouraged to reach their personal potential. Every child is important to us. We work with each student to develop healthy study habits, strong reading and math skills, and leadership qualities. Strong, healthy minds make for successful adults. We emphasize Christian principles and pure kindness shown to each other. For more information please visit: http://stcatherinesienatrumbull.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: 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: bywatersolutions.com

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