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Wiggin Memorial Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

5/31/2011
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Wiggin Memorial Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that the Wiggin Memorial Library of Stratham, NH. is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

The library’s Koha installation went live in late April, and ByWater Solutions will be providing ongoing support and hosting services for them.

Lesley Kimball, Director of the Wiggin Memorial Library, commented on their move to Koha with ByWater Solutions:

“We really wanted to go with Koha/Open Source but were worried about how much technical expertise the library staff would need to have‚Ķ ByWater Solutions (thanks Ruth!) made the transition so easy and the training really brought us all up to speed so that we felt confident on Go-Live day. The support from ByWater has been excellent and I am so glad that we decided to go this route.”

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater stated: “I am happy to see more and more New Hampshire libraries gravitating toward the direction of open source and Koha. Lesley and the staff of Wiggin have been fantastic to work with and we look forward to a long and productive relationship together.”

The Wiggin Memorial Library’s online catalog is made up of over 45,000 bibliographic records, and can be viewed at: http://catalog.library.strathamnh.gov/

About The Wiggin Memorial Library:
The Wiggin Memorial Library provides services to the town of Stratham NH, and offers books, movies, music, magazines, newspapers, internet (and wifi) access, fun & informative events, and friendly librarians who are there to help! The mission of the Wiggin Memorial Library is to be the best library they can be through their exceptional service, relevant resources, and our unwavering commitment to the enjoyment of reading, lifelong learning, intellectual freedom, and community…and to have fun doing it! For more information please visit: http://library.strathamnh.gov

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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