Walla Walla Public Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

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Walla Walla Public Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the US’s forefront provider of Koha ( support, announced today that the Walla Walla Public Library of Walla Walla, WA is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

Walla Walla Public Library has a collection of over 115,000 items and performs over 300,000 circulations annually. The Library’s Koha installation went live in mid January, and ByWater Solutions will be providing ongoing support and hosting services for them.

Brendan Gallagher, CEO welcomes our newest partner:

“We’re always happy to welcome partners who are excited about being a part of the open source community. I welcome the Walla Walla Public Library as one of our partners and can’t wait to work with them on improving Koha.”

Jane Ternes, Library Specialist commented on their migration to Koha with ByWater:

“We are pleased to join the ByWater Solutions team. We are happy to use the community supported version of Koha, are excited about our improved and consistent speed and are busy exploring some of the new features including the ability to merge bib records in the catalog.”

About Walla Walla Public Library:

In 1905, the Walla Walla Public Library opened the doors of a new building built by funding from Andrew Carnegie. The Library outgrew the Carnegie Building and moved into its present location in 1970. Since that time, the Library has continued to grow. In 2006, a Children’s addition was completed. Today the Library circulates over 300,000 items annually, including books, CDs, DVDs, and magazines. For more information about the Walla Walla Public Library, 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:

ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality 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 to support Koha 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. For more information please visit:

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