Washington & Jefferson College Goes Live on FOLIO with ByWater Solutions Support

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the Washington & Jefferson College's Clark Family Library in Washington, Pennsylvania is now live on FOLIO!

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 100,000 plus holdings from the SirsiDynix Symphony ILS this summer and is providing ongoing support services to the library. As part of their partnership with ByWater, EBSCO Information Services will be providing hosting services along with complimentary products to ensure a complete and well managed FOLIO instance.

Jackie Laick, Systems Librarian, at Washington & Jefferson College, Clark Family Library recently commented on the migration.

As a small liberal arts college located in southwestern Pennsylvania, we are excited to be driving change in the library community by being an early adopter of FOLIO. We are proud to be among the first libraries to go live with the entire FOLIO suite. Migrating to an open-source system can be daunting, particularly for a school with limited resources like ours, but with ByWater by our side, we have been successful. The support has been outstanding! ByWater continues to work with us providing personalized answers and support to shape our system to match our Library's needs.

About Washington & Jefferson College, Clark Family Library

The Washington & Jefferson College, Clark Family Library is a hub of information, a space for quiet study, a space to collaborate, and a space to take a break. They have regular daily hours (over 100 hours a week, often until 2 AM) so users have plenty of time to access materials, gather and collaborate with peers, or take a break to enjoy a feature film or read for pleasure.



FOLIO is a collaborative effort among libraries, vendors, developers, and consortia that leverages open source technology and a community-based effort to redefine library services and innovate based on library futures. By building on what libraries need and by leveraging library expertise as well as vendor capacity and velocity, FOLIO is designed to move libraries forward, build on the services they provide, and redefine the role libraries play within their institution. FOLIO also levels the playing field and makes open source technology available to all institutions regardless of size or staffing. FOLIO brings vendors together to innovate and host services for customers and introduces open source as a service to libraries. To sign up to participate or receive more information go to

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


EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, and clinical decision tools serving millions of end-users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,500,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a family-owned company since 1944.

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