Solanco School District Partners with ByWater Solutions for Koha Support

February 8th, 2010
Nathan Curulla
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Solanco School District Partners with ByWater Solutions for Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that The Solanco School District, covering Southern Lancaster County, PA has partnered with them for support of the community version of the Koha integrated library system.

Solanco School District is running a self installed and implemented Koha system, and has contracted with ByWater for support and consultation.

Denise Miller, Head Librarian of Solanco High School commented on Koha and their new relationship with ByWater Solutions;

“My district has been working with KOHA for about 5 months and we have had a moderately successful transition from our previous library software. But, as with all new software implementation, we have run into a few issues that require more experienced help. After talking to a couple of Koha Support providers, we decided to go with ByWater Solutions. I was very impressed by their commitment to the open source philosophy and their flexibility in meeting our needs. We are looking forward to a productive partnership as we enter the open source community.‚Äù

The Solanco School District is comprised of seven schools made up of over 4,000 students and faculty, and serves a population of over 27,000 residents

About Solanco School District:
The Solanco School District is nestled in the southern portion of Lancaster County amidst the rolling hills of south-central Pennsylvania. The name Solanco is an abbreviated form of Southern Lancaster County, the territory covered by the school district. The component municipalities of the school district are Bart, Colerain, Drumore, East Drumore, Eden, Fulton, Little Britain and Providence Townships, as well as Quarryville Borough. The mission of the Solanco School District is to develop responsible citizens and life-long learners by providing opportunities to maximize student academic performance in a safe and secure environment. For more information about the Solanco School district 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, circ, 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:
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:

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