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Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

4/26/2011
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Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis’ Bernard Becker Medical Library is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

The library’s Koha installation went live in late March with very positive results and ByWater Solutions will be providing ongoing support and hosting services for them.

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater stated: “We are all thrilled to have the chance to partner with the Bernard Becker Library. Our entire staff is constantly impressed with the depth of knowledge and involvement that the library’s implementation team has with their technology which is why we see them as leaders in the university medical library community. We are happy to have them as a partner both in ByWater and in the Koha community.”

The Bernard Becker Library consists of over 120,000 print and journal records, monolithic volumes, electronic books and archival collections. The library also houses over 26,500 volumes of rare books in nine distinct collections. Their online catalog can be found at: http://beckercat.wustl.edu/

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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