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Williams Baptist College Chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha Support

4/7/2015
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Williams Baptist College Chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Williams Baptist College’s Felix Goodson Library in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas is now live with their installation of the Koha open source ILS.

ByWater Solutions has completed the migration for the Felix Goodson Library and will be providing ongoing Koha Support and Hosting for them. Their custom mobile-friendly OPAC can be viewed at http://williams.bywatersolutions.com/.

Pamela Meridith, Director of Library Services spoke of their transition:

“We, the Felix Goodson Library staff, chose Bywater Solutions to host and maintain our Koha system based on their good reputation and competitive pricing. The video tutorials made available by ByWater’s Nicole Engard are premier in the field. We were pleased with the speed and ease of the initial migration and are happy with their skill in answering questions and solving technical issues. Quality customer service is my personal priority and work ethic and I believe ByWater shares this goal. Knowledge, reputation, and pricing were our three deciding factors in selecting ByWater for maintenance and hosting of our Koha system.”

About Williams Baptist College:
Williams Baptist College is a four-year, Christian, liberal arts college. Williams is known for its academic excellence and personal attention, with a student-to-teacher ratio of 13-to-1, as well as its warm, Christ-centered environment. There are over 500 students on WBC’s main campus at Walnut Ridge, Ark., and a total enrollment of about 600. For more information about Williams Baptist College, please visit: http://www.wbcoll.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://koha-community.org/

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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