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    April 30th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Nathan Curulla
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    Griffin Free 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 Griffin Free Public Library in New Hampshire is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

    ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the Griffin Free Public Library at the end of February and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services for their nearly 20,000 items and 2,000 patrons.

    Ricky Sirois, Director at the Griffin Free Public Library spoke about the library’s decision to migrate to an open source ILS:

    “I was particularly pleased with ByWater Solutions’ responsiveness to our needs throughout the transition. The training was a particular highlight for us, as it met our small library’s particular areas of concern while remaining within our budget. I am excited about joining the Koha community and the open source movement. The community and ByWater will provide our library with constant improvements and support from a worldwide network of users. Along with all of that our patrons have online access to their accounts for the first time in our history.”

    “Bringing on new partners is always exciting for us at ByWater,” started CEO, Brendan Gallagher, “but it’s especially pleasing when we can offer services to libraries like Griffin Free who were previously unable to offer cutting edge automation services to their patrons within their budget. We look forward to working with Ricky and Griffin Free Public Library on continuing the services offered by Koha.”

    About Griffin Free Public Library:

    Griffin Free Public Library in Auburn, New Hampshire, offers a variety of resources and services to library patrons. The library offers access to nearly 20,000 items and serves nearly 2,000 patrons. For more information about Griffin Free 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:

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    April 30th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    North Bethesda, MD, April 29, 2013- The Lester Public Library of Arpin, located in Arpin, WI, has joined the South Central Library System (SCLS) LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services.

    The Lester Public Library staff worked with LibLime Project Managers to migrate bibliographic, item, and patron data from their legacy ILS system. With the addition of the Lester Public Library to the South Central Library System, there are now over 836,200 bibliographic records and nearly 3.2 million items in the entire SCLS catalog.

    About the Lester Public Library
    Located in the village of Arpin, WI, the Lester Public Library provides a variety of children, teenager, and adult programming. The Lester Public Library offers plenty of services ranging from reference and community information to a summer library program for children and teenagers of all ages.

    About the South Central Library System
    The South Central Library System strives to help its member libraries provide the best possible service to the public. SCLS maintains a 42-member LibLime Koha union catalog with over 835,000 bibliographic records, more than 2.3 million item records, and three circulation transactions per second during peak production. SCLS enables and promotes research sharing among its member libraries by providing access to shared digital content, contracts for library resources, cooperative management services, circulation/interlibrary loan services, technology service, and a world-class delivery service.

    About LibLime - PTFS
    LibLime – PTFS is the global leader in providing support for the Koha open source ILS. Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, the PTFS LibLime Division educates libraries about the benefits of open source, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. The PTFS LibLime Division then facilitates deployment of Koha in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation, and support/hosting for libraries of all types and sizes. PTFS is also the developer of the world’s leading content management software, ArchivalWare, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization, and metadata keying services. For more information, see or or