Library Automation

University of North Alabama Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the Collier Library and Information Services at the University of North Alabama is now live on Koha!

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 882,000 plus holdings from Sierra ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at

James Mitchell, Systems Librarian at Collier Library at the University of North Alabama recently commented on the migration.

ByWater Solutions helped us to make the usually stressful process of migrating a library system easier. With a knowledgeable and friendly migration, systems, and education team, ByWater Solutions was quick to respond to our needs and help us meet deadlines for a successful implementation. I have no doubt that the ByWater Solutions team will continue to be as responsive and helpful to us after implementing Koha as they did when we were preparing to migrate to Koha.

About Collier Library and Information Services

Collier Library and Information Services will function as a critical partner to every member of the University of North Alabama pride and as a leader within the state by being an intellectual centerpiece physically and virtually, rooted in discovery, research, scholarship, and information fluency.

Read more about Collier Library and Information Services.

About ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in the first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. 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, 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

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