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    September 7th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Nathan Curulla
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    Grand County Public Library 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 Grand County Public Library in Moab, Utah is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

    ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the Grand County Public Library in July and will be providing ongoing support and hosting services for them.

    The Grand County Public Library offers a collection of over 45,000 books, over 5,500 movies and audio books and over 750 music CDs. Their customized online catalog can be viewed here:

    Adrea Lund, Head of Adult Services, commented on their decision to migrate to Koha with support from ByWater:

    “The Grand County Public Library is excited to now be using Koha 3.8 for our ILS and we are looking forward to regular code updates as ByWater partners. The migration team was absolutely wonderful and helped us resolve problems which had prevented us from upgrading with our previous Koha support provider. Thank you ByWater!”

    Brendan Gallager, CEO of ByWater stated:

    “We are thrilled to have the chance to partner with Adrea and the staff of Grand County Public Library. One of the beauties of using an open source product is the ease at which you can change the vendor who supports you and the fact that in many cases you can do so without further cost to you. We will be working very hard to keep the Grand County Public Library happy for a long time to come.”

    About Grand County Public Library:
    The Grand County Public Library in Moab, Utah is a two branch library system that offers a collection of over 45,000 books, over 5,500 movies and audio books and over 750 music CDs to their patrons who are made up of a population of over 5,000 people. The Library provides access to information, materials, and services to all members of the community to help encourage a lifetime of learning. For more information about the Grand County Public Library, 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: