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    December 28th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Nathan Curulla
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    New England School of Acupuncture 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 Kelly Library at the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) in Newton, MA is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

    ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the Kelly Library in November and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services for their over 4,500 books, audio visual materials and serials.

    Jennifer Hartman, Director of Library Services, commented on their choice of Koha support by ByWater Solutions:

    “We’re very happy to have migrated to Koha with support from ByWater Solutions. We can do just about anything we like with our own system, but still have people we trust that we can turn to when we need a hand. Choosing ByWater to support Koha is what actually allowed us to make this switch as we simply don’t have the in-house resources or expertise to run an open source product on our own. The assistance and training we received during migration was outstanding, as is the day-to-day customer support.”

    Nicole Engard, Vice President of Education, commented on working with the team at NESA:

    “I always enjoy getting to train librarians to use Koha, but the group at the Kelly Library were a special treat because of their excitement. Every answered question was met with glee. I can’t wait to work closer with the team at NESA in improving and supporting Koha.”

    The New England School of Acupuncture’s customized online catalog can be viewed here:

    About Kelly Library at the New England School of Acupuncture:

    The Kelly Library supports NESA’s academic programs through a collection of books, journals, and multi-media resources on acupuncture and Oriental medicine. The library’s growing collection focuses on traditional and modern acupuncture with origins in China, Japan, Korea and other East Asian cultures. The collection also includes in- depth information on Chinese herbal medicine, as well as other aspects of Oriental medicine, including works on Asian culture, philosophy, and history. In addition, the library’s holdings contain a number of science and biomedical texts, works on business practice and marketing, and materials covering a variety of alternative and complementary medicine modalities. For more information about the Kelly 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:

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