Library Automation

St. Joseph's Academy on Koha with ByWater Support

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the St. Joseph's Academy in St. Louis is now live on Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of over 1,000 bibliographic and item records.

The customized OPAC can be viewed here:

Jennifer Millikan, Director of Library Services, St. Joseph's Academy, recently commented on the migration:

The St. Joseph's Academy library is excited to launch Koha with support from ByWater Solutions. This allows our library to really expand our online public access content and features to create a very robust OPAC."

About St. Joseph's Academy

The mission of the St. Joseph’s Academy library and its certified librarians is to provide students and faculty with materials that enrich and support the curriculum, taking into consideration the varied interests, abilities, and maturity levels of the students. Professional staff will assist the members of the school community in efficiently accessing, critically evaluating, and creatively and ethically using that information.The aim is to place principle above personal opinion and reason above prejudice in selection of materials of the highest quality in order to assure a comprehensive collection for the users of the library.

An effective school library provides learners with a venue to explore questions that arise out of personalized learning opportunities and out of individual curiosity and interest. The school library focuses on the development of a culture of reading, supports reading for learning and personal enjoyment, and provides opportunities for learners to read for pleasure

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