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    May 8th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Nathan Curulla
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    Gerard Cottet Library at Salus University 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 Gerard Cottet Library at Salus University is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

    The Gerard Cottet Library at Salus University houses approximately 21,000 texts and their customized catalog can be viewed at:

    Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater Solutions, commented on ByWater Solutions’ newest partner library:

    “We’re always happy to welcome a new partner at ByWater and Salus University is no exception. In choosing Koha as their ILS, Salus has shown a commitment to open source and forward thinking innovation that we love to see in academic libraries. We look forward to working closely with the staff of the library to make their student’s learning experience even better through the use of open source.”

    About Salus University:

    Established by the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Salus University is a fully accredited academic institution offering professional and graduate degree programs in Optometry, Audiology, Physician Assistant studies, Public Health and Education and Rehabilitation for the Blind and Visually Impaired. For more information about Salus University, 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: