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The C.G. Jung Institute of San Fransisco Partners with ByWater Solutions for Koha Support and Implementation

August 30th, 2010
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The C.G. Jung Institute of San Fransisco 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 C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, CA. has partnered with them for the implementation and support of their official Koha integrated library system installation.

ByWater Solutions will provide the Virginia Allan Detloff Library with a full Koha Installation, data migration, customization of their staff and public interface, 24/7 comprehensive support, and hosting services.

Marianne Morgan of the Virginia Allan Detloff Library saw Koha as “an attractive option for having an affordable web enabled catalog for our users.” When asked why she chose ByWater for the library’s support needs, Marianne replied: “Several libraries in our local consortium have moved to Koha with ByWater recently, and all have had an excellent experience with them.”

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater stated: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with the staff of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco for their Koha migration. By adopting Koha in their library, the C.G. Jung Institute is bringing enhanced functionality and greater support for the staff and patrons.”

The Virginia Allan Detloff Library is targeted to go live by the end of 2010.

About the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco:

Analytical psychology is the theoretical foundation for Jungian analysis, a healing practice that serves the basic human need for psychological consciousness and growth.The C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco was founded to advance a viewpoint vital to the conscious, ethical practice and utilization of analytical psychology and to disseminate knowledge central to that end.

The Institute trains psychotherapists to become Jungian analysts and maintains a collegial society to provide continuing education and ethical review for member analysts. It offers education and information to other professionals and the general public and promotes research about Jungian analysis and psychotherapy. It maintains the Virginia Allan Detloff Library and the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism as educational resources.

The Institute recognizes that the potential of wholeness and individuation depends on psychological development that in turn is supported or hampered by collective attitudes and laws. With this understanding, the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco supports in principle efforts that promote universal human rights. For more information please visit: www.sfjung.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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