The Shasta Historical Society Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

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The Shasta Historical Society Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that the Shasta Historical Society, of Redding, CA. is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

The Library’s Koha installation went live this week, and ByWater Solutions will be providing ongoing support and hosting services for them.

The Shasta Historical Society’s Library houses a collection of over 50,000 books, maps, papers, photographs, and microfilm relating to Shasta County.

Brianne Lillienthal, Library Associate at the Shasta Historical Society, commented on their decision to switch to Koha with ByWater:

“The Shasta Historical Society is proud to partner with ByWater Solutions. The vast majority of our collection consists of photographs, vertical files and maps, which are not normally catalogued in a traditional method. The staff at ByWater Solutions have been eager to help Shasta Historical move into the modern world of research facilities.”

About Shasta Historical Society:

The Shasta Historical Society was formed on January 19, 1930, by a group of people who had been collecting then-living pioneers’ accounts of their lives in the Gold Rush days. These accounts were then published in the newspaper as “The Trails Of 49.” Collecting pioneer stories remains one of the activities of the society, but now it is a larger educational, non-profit organization. Its purposes are not only to collect, but to preserve knowledge about the ongoing history of Shasta County and, when appropriate of adjoining areas, to maintain a depository of such historical material to serve as a research library for its members and others and to spread the knowledge of local history and enjoyment to the public. 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–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:

About ByWater Solutions:
With over 10 years of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, top ranked 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: /

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