Library Automation

The Ajax Public Library Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and Canada’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Ajax Public Library, in Ontario, Canada is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 150,000 plus holdings from Symphony ILS earlier this year and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

At the Ajax Public Library, we strive to bridge the digital divide for all Ajax residents and are committed to providing best-in-class technology products, resources, services and training, said Christofer Zorn, Coordinator of Corporate Technology. We look for vendors that demonstrate robust and relevant software, the ability to customize their product offerings and significant cost savings. ByWater Koha was the optimal choice for the catalogue migration at the Ajax Public Library.

The team at ByWater made the migration process extremely simple. Once they had a copy of our data and, armed with an understanding of our Library processes, they literally did the rest, continued Zorn. On the go live date, after migrating 800,000 total database records without issue, we hit the ground running!

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About the Ajax Public Library

Ajax Public Library is a gateway to resources and services that can improve quality of life, foster life-long learning & encourage community involvement for all Town of Ajax residents. With three branches to serve the entire community, the Library offers over 500 annual programs and events including workshops, training, book clubs, film screenings and information sessions for toddlers, kids, teens, adults and seniors. With a catalogue collection of over 150,000 items, including books, periodicals, music and movies, the library provides a substantive inventory of both print and digital assets for readers of all skill-sets and ages. Appointed by Ajax Town Council, the Ajax Public Library is governed by a nine member board, including eight citizens and one Councillor.

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About ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality Koha 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 for Koha support 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:

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:

For more information, please contact

Jessica Zairo
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
ByWater Solutions

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