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    July 14th, 2016LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Nathan Curulla
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    The Katharine Brush Library at Loomis Chaffee School Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that The Katharine Brush Library at Loomis Chaffee School, of Windsor, CT is now live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support. ByWater Solutions had completed the migration of the Libraries' more than 30,000 titles last year and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library. The Library's customized online catalog can be viewed at:

    Eric Styles, Director of the Katherine Brush Library, commented on their decision to move to Koha with ByWater:

    "The Loomis Chaffee School's Katharine Brush Library had the same ILS since it went automated in the mid-1990s. We were looking for an ILS and vendor that would provide a dynamic product, which continues to customize with improvements, and excellent customer service. The open source product Koha offered our first need. Koha provides a staff client and OPAC that is easy to navigate and provides the ability to make customizable and global changes, which is not available in many "out of the box" ILS vendors. Also, as an open source product Koha continues to improve with community needs and crowd sourcing. The open source environment makes you feel a part of a community, which again we would not get with an "out of the box" ILS. ByWater achieved our second need with excellent customer service, including a seamless, hands-on migration and OPAC customization. It is refreshing to deal with a dedicated staff, which believes in the success of their product. We also feel a part of the ByWater family and the continued excellent support we have from them."

    About TheLoomis Chaffee School:
    The Loomis Chaffee School is a renowned New England boarding school located on a 300-acre campus in Windsor, Connecticut. Chartered in 1874 by five siblings whose children all died tragically and who then selflessly determined to found a school as a gift to the children of others, Loomis Chaffee provides our students with the best education - an education in which excellence in teaching and learning is shaped by the why, as much as the what, and every member of the community shares a commitment to the best self and the common good.

    The School:

    • grades 9,12 and post-graduate
    • trimester schedule with an 11-day cycle; classes held on eight Saturdays
    • 300-acre campus in historic Windsor, Connecticut
    • 12 dormitories with 36 live-in faculty families and 42 affiliated faculty members
    • 250+ courses (regular, advanced, and Advanced Placement) and independent study
    • average class size: 12
    • The Norton Family Center for the Common Good
    • The Alvord Center for Global & Environmental Studies
    • The Henry R. Kravis '63 Center for Excellence in Teaching

    For more information 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, HTML5, 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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    July 14th, 2016LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    PPF Reaches Subscription Fulfillment Agreement with NACE International
    ~ Agreement Provides Subscription Fulfillment for NACE ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — July 14, 2016 — Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF), a division of EBSCO Information Services, will provide subscription services for NACE International. As part of the partnership, PPF will provide subscription management services for NACE, including fulfillment, renewals, customer service and reporting.

    The partnership, beginning July 2016, takes PPF’s expertise at managing institutional subscriptions and allows publishers to focus on editorial excellence. Associations that want to keep membership in-house can rely on PPF to manage the institutional market on their behalf.

    Group Publisher for NACE International, Bill Wageneck believes the partnership with PPF will benefit NACE and its subscribers, “We are looking forward to this partnership with PPF and the efficient management it will bring to Material Performance and CORROSION journals’ agency and institution subscription bases.”

    About Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF)
    Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF), a division of EBSCO Information Services, has partnered with publishers worldwide since 1975 to provide customized journal subscription fulfillment services for scientific, technical, medical and business publications. A trusted publisher partner in the STM community, PPF offers a comprehensive solution for publishers, including renewal and marketing services, journal subscription fulfillment, finances and subscriber communication. Visit to learn more.

    About EBSCO Information Services
    EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 10,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 800,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Vice President of Communications
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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