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    August 18th, 2009LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ByWater Solutions and PTFS, both open source community supporters and Koha support companies, announced today that Dallas Christian College of Dallas, TX, has partnered with them for the implementation of the Koha integrated library system.

    The installation, which is targeted to go live by the end of August, has already begun. The college has also contracted with ByWater and PTFS for their data migration, support and training services.

    In the spirit of open source community and developer collaboration, ByWater Solutions and PTFS are working together on this project so as to accommodate all of Dallas Christian College’s migration timeline requirements.

    “This unique relationship” states Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater, “ends up being not only beneficial to our customer, but also to both of our companies. Only the open source forum allows for companies such as ours to come together and form a mutually beneficial relationship that revolves around customer satisfaction.”

    “We’re excited to work with both ByWater and Dallas Christian College for this Koha installation”, said Patrick Jones, Director of ILS Support at PTFS, Inc. “We believe the kind of collaboration that is taking place between our two companies will set an example for the entire Koha open source ILS movement. We look forward to working with any and all Koha support companies that are truly dedicated to making Koha successful.”

    Shannon Garrett, Director of The Crawford Library at Dallas Christian College, adds, “Dallas Christian College is pleased to partner with ByWater Solutions and PTFS due to the excellent customer service they provide. We are pleased with the capabilities Koha offers to our staff, student and faculty.”

    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 such as Koha and Evergreen. Offering a 24/7 technical helpline, ByWater Solutions’ clients have the support system they need to make their software work for them.

    PTFS Open Source Koha Solutions offers advanced, affordable implementation, training and programming services to manage and keep pace with the rapidly changing software needs of libraries. PTFS is a leading provider of comprehensive software solutions that include open source ILS software, digital archiving software systems, digitization & content conversion services, and ILS systems integration & staffing support services. The company has already provided ILS, digital archiving systems and information systems services to more than 250 government, commercial, academic, union, association and not-for-profit clients. PTFS is a privately held company headquartered in Bethesda, MD.

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