Library Automation

University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler Live on Koha with ByWater Support

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler is live on Koha with ByWater Solutions support. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of over 50,000 bibliographic records.

The customized OPAC can be viewed here: https://uthsct.bywatersolution...

Tom Craig, Director of Library Services at the Watson W. Wise Medical Research Library at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler commented on the migration:

The Koha system hosted by ByWater Solutions is the Watson W. Wise Medical Research Library’s first hosted ILS. We look forward to using it as part of our continued development of our hosted library automation suite."

About University of Texas Health Science Center Watson W. Wise Medical Research Library

The Watson W. Wise Medical Research Library was dedicated in 1984 as an expansion and enhancement of the existing clinical library that was begun several years before. Mr. Wise’s contribution and the continued expansion of UT Health Science Center’s mission and programs has resulted in a comprehensive collection.

The library serves not only UT Health Science Center’s students and faculty, but the institution’s nurses, administrators, and other staff as well. In addition, area professionals, students, and the general public use the Library, which remains the only full-service, professionally-staffed health science library in Northeast Texas.

The library maintains a collection of over 5,000 periodicals, and over 3,000 books, many in electronic format. Public-access computers are also available for database and web searching, word processing, presentations, and more. Wireless access is also available, as are private and public study areas. Library staff are available to provide reference, assistance, and instruction.

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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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