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    March 2nd, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Nathan Curulla
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    Roseville Public Library Chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha Support

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.’ forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Roseville Public Library in Roseville, California is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

    ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the Roseville Public Library at the end of December and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services for their nearly 185,000 items and 58,000 patrons.

    Chris Rhode, Library Supervisor, Technology & Support Services, discussed the process of migrating to Koha with ByWater Solutions:

    “Our library was looking for an ILS solution that had all the features our patrons have come to expect online, that works well for our community, and blends into the City of Roseville web experience. The rapid evolution of technology prompted us to ask for an ILS that’s flexible and open, with an active community of highly involved users involved in the development and direction of the software. However, we were not able to increase the burden on our own Library or IT resources. We needed a partner who would free our staff up to focus on our customer experience, and take care of some of the technical details, at an economical value.

    ByWater came in at a very reasonable cost, with a staff integral in the Koha community, and an attitude that they need to continually earn our business. Through the migration, ByWater staff was flexible, responsive, and team-oriented. We look forward to partnering together with ByWater Solutions and the Koha ILS community.”

    The Roseville Public Library’s customized online catalog can be viewed here:

    About Roseville Public Library:

    Roseville Public Library serves the residents of Roseville, California via their three branches. Their collection of over 180,000 items include books, movies and electronic resources. For more information about Roseville 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: