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    February 28th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized


    Nathan Curulla
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    The Bowling Library at Judson College goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Bowling Library at Judson College, of Marion, Alabama is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 60,000 plus holdings from Voyager last year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them.  The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at:

    Nathan Curulla, Co-Owner of ByWater commented on the library's move to Koha:

    "Working with the team at the Bowling Library has been a real pleasure. The best part about our job is meeting new librarians who have the same vision as we do when it comes to data ownership and freedom. We are thrilled to be able to add functionality to the library's catalog without breaking the bank, all while providing the support services we have become known for."

    About Judson College
    Since 1838, Judson College has been committed to preparing young women for lives of purpose through the transmission of knowledge, the refinement of intellect, the nurturing of faith, the promotion of service, and the development of character. A private, four-year, Christian college with degree programs in liberal arts and the sciences, Judson College helps each student reach her full potential by providing her with opportunities to engage her mind, practice her faith, and live her purpose.

    Over the past twenty years, 96% of Judson women have been employed or have entered graduate school within a year of graduation.  Through academic and co-curricular experiences, Judson helps each student find her voice while she earns the credentials that will help her voice be heard.  As the only women’s college in Alabama and the most affordable women’s college in the nation, Judson is committed to being a place devoted to young women.  We believe that this environment helps our students develop the knowledge, confidence, and leadership skills they need to achieve their goals in a more profound way than they could in a coeducational setting.

    After 178 years, Judson College remains loyal to its original mission of educating young women in preparation for a life of service.  We are a community that finds ongoing meaning in our shared traditions of the past, work in the present, and hopes for the future as we seek to recognize and embody God’s light and truth in the world. 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 Koha 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 for Koha support 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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