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    February 20th, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Provo, Utah, February, 19, 2019 – Backstage Library Works ( is pleased to announce that Thomas Forsythe has been appointed as Northeast account representative for the sales team representing cataloging, digitization, microfilm, authority control, reclassification, data conversion and on-site services.

    Thomas will work with libraries, archives, and museums in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine, along with Quebec and the Atlantic provinces.

    Thomas has been with Backstage for over twelve years. He holds a master’s degree in library and information science and has served as an on-site services project manager and client support manager during his career with Backstage.

    Jeff Calcagno, sales manager for Backstage states:

    “Thomas comes to this position with considerable knowledge and experience companywide as well as a good understanding of client needs across our service groups. He has been involved in one form or another with hands-on work for several of the service groups including a lengthy and very successful time as the lead project manager for numerous onsite projects in both the United States and the United Kingdom. He is eager to begin his travels to meet with current and prospective clients. We are excited to have Thomas on our team.”

    About Backstage Library Works

    Backstage’s objective is to provide the most technologically advanced, high quality, yet efficient means for delivering professional library services. With over 30 years of experience, the company is known for its expertise in handling complex and unique projects. Backstage specializes in solutions for cataloging, authority control, digitization, preservation microfilm, and on-site needs. In providing services to more than a thousand libraries, large and small, public and private, and in locations across the globe, Backstage has cultivated an understanding of libraries, their mission, their operations, and the challenges they face. Backstage offices are located in Provo, Utah, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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    February 20th, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Pueblo City County Library District, in Colorado is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 380,000 plus holdings from Symphony ILS earlier this year and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library’s customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at:

    Nate Curulla, CRO, recently commented on the partnership with Pueblo City Library District:

    "In addition to choosing an open source ILS, Pueblo City Library District has agreed to share and collaborate with ByWater Solutions to broaden the functionality of the public facing catalog in a way that will minimize the need to use other 3rd party products to engage with customers."

    About the Pueblo City County Library District
    Pueblo City-County Library District is the public library system that serves Pueblo, Colo. PCCLD has 12 locations and its service area includes a population of approximately 165,000 residents.

    PCCLD serves as a foundation for our community by offering welcoming, well equipped and maintained facilities, outstanding collections and well-trained employees who provide expert service encouraging the joy of reading, supporting lifelong learning and presenting access to information from around the world.

    Pueblo City-County Library District is a 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Winner.

    Motto, Mission and Vision

    MOTTO Ideas, Imagination & Information MISSION We serve as a foundation for our community by offering welcoming, well equipped and maintained facilities,outstanding collections, and well-trained employees who provide expert service encouraging the joy of reading, supporting lifelong learning and presenting access to information from around the world. VISION Books and Beyond

    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:

    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:

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