Library Automation

The Benedictine Library at Thomas More University Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Benedictine Library at Thomas More University, in Kentucky is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 88,000 plus holdings from Voyager ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library’s customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at:

About the Benedictine Library

The Benedictine Library serves as the focal point of a student’s academic life at Thomas More University (TMU), acting as a gateway for both independent and collective learning, research, and discovery. We provide quality resources and services to our students, faculty, and staff, helping to facilitate access to information, technology, and education. Resources meet the needs of TMU students, faculty, and staff, focused primarily on the student experience and academic curricula. Our Librarians interact with students, faculty, and staff in meeting information needs and achieving instructional goals. Faculty collaborate with librarians to fulfill and support research-based curricula.

The Benedictine Library and/or our librarians are members of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU), Catholic Library Association (CLA), Federation of Kentucky Academic Libraries (FoKAL), the Kentucky Library Association (KLA) , Kentucky Virtual Library (KyVL), the SouthWest Ohio Neighboring Libraries (SWON), and the Association of Christian Librarians (ACL). Additional to these affiliations the library is an active member with both the Lyrasis and OCLC consortia. Read more at:

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:

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:

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