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    September 13th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Nathan Curulla
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    Trillium Lakelands District School Board 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 Trillium Lakelands District School Board in Ontario, Canada is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

    ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the Trillium Lakelands District School Board at the end of July and will be providing ongoing support and hosting services for them.

    The Trillium Lakelands District School Board is made up of 41 elementary schools, 7 secondary schools, and 6 adult education centres with a collection totalling over 627,000 items. Their individualized customized online catalogs can be viewed here:

    Peter Warren, Principal eLearning, commented on their migration to Koha with support from ByWater:

    “It has been a great relief for our school district to move all our secondary and elementary libraries to the stable community version of Koha. ByWater made the transition quickly and accurately and their very flexible and personable transition team is super to work with.”

    Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater stated:

    “It’s always great to welcome new partners, but adding schools is especially pleasing because we know that children are being introduced to open source software early in their education. We are excited to continue working with the team at the Trillium Lakelands District School Board on improving Koha.”

    About Trillium Lakelands District School Board:
    Encompassing the municipalities of the City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton County, and the District Municipality of Muskoka, Trillium Lakelands District School Board is dedicated to the success of each student. Programs are offered through three panels – elementary, secondary, and adult education. With approximately 18,000 students, Trillium Lakelands District School Board has 41 elementary schools, 7 secondary schools, and 6 adult education centres. For more information about the Trillium Lakelands District School Board, 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: