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The Rolling Hills Consolidated Library Partners with ByWater Solutions for Koha Support and Implementation

July 28th, 2010
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The Rolling Hills Consolidated Library 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 Rolling Hills Consolidated Library, of St Joseph, Missouri, has partnered with them for the implementation and support of their official Koha integrated library system installation.

“We like the idea of open source and the fact that we would be part of a community of libraries and developers working to make it a great library system.” stated June Stancliff, Technical Services Manager at Rolling Hills. “And, of course,” she added, “there is also the money issue.”

When asked about partnering with ByWater Solutions for their support and implementation, June stated that “ByWater seems to be committed to keeping Koha open. We also like the fact that the majority of the people in the company are librarians and will understand our problems and needs.”

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with the staff of the Rolling Hills Consolidated Library” stated Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater. “We love to see that members of their library are already active in the Koha Community, and we look forward to a long and productive relationship.”

The Rolling Hills Consolidated Library is targeted to go live by the end of this summer.

About the Rolling Hills Consolidated Library:

The Rolling Hills Consolidated Library serves the residents of Andrew and Buchanan counties in northwest Missouri with a variety of services. In addition to our two branch locations, we also take materials into dozens of outlying communities and senior care facilities. Our slogan is “Explore the past. Enhance the present. Create the future.” With almost 200,000 items in our collection, the library is just the place to do that! For more information, please visit: http://rhcl.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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