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The Shuter Library of Angel Fire Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

April 19th, 2011
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The Shuter Library of Angel Fire Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that the Shuter Library of Angel Fire, in Angel Fire, New Mexico. is now live on their official Koha integrated library system.

The Shuter Library has partnered with ByWater Solutions for their Koha implementation as well as ongoing support and hosting services.

Stephen Saxe, Director of the Shuter Library of Angel Fire, commented on their decision to switch to Koha provided by ByWater Solutions:

“We are extremely pleased with our decision to work with ByWater Solutions in implementing Koha in our library. ByWater provides fantastic support and the migration to their services was flawless. ByWater’s staff is as friendly as they are knowledgable.”

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater stated: “We are very excited to have the chance to partner with Stephen and the staff of the Shuter Library. One of the greatest things about Koha is that it can deliver the extensive functionality previously only available in high priced ILS systems to smaller libraries worldwide. It opens new doors for both the library’s staff and most importantly, its patrons.”

About the Shuter Library of Angel Fire:
The Angel Fire Community Library was started in 1978 in a back room of the Angel Fire Country Club by seven ladies who found out their beloved bookmobile was not going to make it that day. Now, three decades and a name change later, the Shuter Library is an independent, incorporated, and registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our current building, opened in 2002, is owned in full by the library thanks to the fund-raising efforts of the Friends of the Library, and the generosity of the Shuter Family among many others. The Library is operated by a nine-member Board of Directors, some 50 volunteers and one paid Director. Our collection currently holds roughly 10,000 print and audio books, as well as educational DVDs, a medical reference desk and a dedicated southwest collection. For more information please visit: http://www.shuterlibrary.net

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: http://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: http://bywatersolutions.com

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