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    April 27th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Nathan Curulla
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    Lane Library at Ripon College Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.’ forefront provider of Koha ( support, announced today that the Lane Library at Ripon College is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

    The Lane Library at Ripon College houses approximately 185,000 items and their customized catalog can be viewed at:

    Carl Ziebell, Technical Services Librarian and Andrew Prellwitz, User Services Librarian and Lane Library Chair, had this to say about their decision to choose Koha with support from ByWater Solutions:

    “Lane Library at Ripon College made the decision to switch to Koha hosted by ByWater Solutions in 2011, because we felt that it was a good philosophical match with Ripon’s DIY ethic. Koha provides the flexibility the library staff needs and the web 2.0 tools students desire. The updated interface has impressed our students, faculty and staff alike and continues to improve due to the flexibility of open source. We’re excited to be a part of the Koha community and we look forward to the many developments to come.”

    About Ripon College:

    Ripon College is a liberal arts and sciences college located in the small city of Ripon, Wisconsin. Founded in 1851, Ripon is a blend of tradition and innovation. Small-group seminars are held in beautiful century-old buildings with windows that look across our lovely tree-shaded campus. Our students, numbering about 1,100, come from most of the states and from countries around the world. We offer a wide variety of residences, from traditional residence halls to apartment-style living, and more than 90% of our students choose to live on campus. Ripon students participate in more than 70 campus organizations, and they compete in 23 varsity sports. They study off-campus, too, taking part in research programs, internships, and study abroad.For more information about the Ripon College, please visit:

    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:

    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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    April 27th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    North Bethesda, MD, April 26, 2012. The Sump Memorial Library in Papillion, Nebraska has joined the Pioneer consortium in using LibLime Koha for all collection and patron management services. The Sump Memorial Library staff worked with LibLime Project Managers to migrate bibliographic, item, and patron data from their legacy Follett ILS system.

    About the Sump Memorial Library
    The city of Papillion first began providing library services to its citizens in 1921. The Sump Memorial Library provides access to materials and services to help community residents meet their personal, educational, and leisure needs. The library serves as the technology and information access center for the community. Special emphasis is placed on popular materials, supporting students at the kindergarten through high school academic levels and stimulating preschoolers’ interests in reading and learning.

    About the Pioneer Consortium
    The Pioneer Consortium continues to expand the members in the LibLime Koha union catalog. The successes of the early members of the consortium are noticed by more and more libraries around the state and the consortium membership continues to grow. One of the main attractions is access to the LibLime Koha union catalog.

    About LibLime - PTFS
    LibLime – PTFS is the global leader in providing support for the Koha open source ILS. Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, the PTFS LibLime Division educates libraries about the benefits of open source, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. The PTFS LibLime Division then facilitates deployment of Koha in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation, and support/hosting for libraries of all types and sizes. PTFS is also the developer of the world’s leading content management software, ArchivalWare, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization, and metadata keying services. For more information, see or or