Virginia Tech First R1 Library to Adopt Koha ILS with ByWater Solutions Support

Virginia Tech First R1 Library to Adopt Koha LSP with ByWater Solutions Support

Matt Enis, Senior Editor of Technology for Library Journal, recently interviewed Virginia Tech University Libraries' Assistant Dean and Chief of Staff Michael Kucsak to discuss their recent migration to the Koha LSP. The article published by Library Journal, Virginia Tech First R1 Library to Adopt Koha ILS , highlights the industry, developments, the library and more.

About Virginia Tech University Libraries

The University Libraries play an essential role in furthering Virginia Tech’s mission as a global land-grant university by providing access to a plethora of resources in varying disciplines.

They strive to share information and knowledge regardless of geographic, institutional, or financial barriers, through their growing open data and research repositories.

Overall, their goal is to foster innovation, discovery, creativity, and collaboration through our spaces, technology, services, and people.

About ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality Koha support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions for Koha support not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve.

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: