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    October 2nd, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Herrick Memorial Library in Wellington, Ohio is now live! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 46,000 plus holdings from Library.Solution ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

    The libraries' customized Koha OPAC's can be viewed at:

    Nathan A. Curulla, Owner and CRO of ByWater Solutions recently commented on the migration.

    We had the pleasure of meeting with Lynne and Nick at the 2019 ACRL Conference where we were able to talk Koha, the community and show them some functionality. We are thrilled to have them migrate over to Koha and help support them!

    About Herrick Memorial Library
    The mission of the Herrick Memorial Library is to provide diverse library resources for education, information, and recreation of the community.

    Library Objectives:

    To assemble, preserve and administer, in organized collections, books and other educational and recreational materials in order to promote the communication of ideas, an enlightened citizenship, and enriched personal lives.
    To serve the community as a center of reliable information.
    To support the educational, civic, and cultural activities of local groups and organizations.
    To provide the opportunity and encouragement for continuing education to all.
    To seek continually to identify community needs to provide programs of service to meet such needs, and to cooperate with other organizations, agencies, and institutions, which can provide programs and services to meet these needs.
    To provide opportunities for recreation through the use of books, music, films, and other media.
    Read more at:

    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:

    For More Information
    Jessica Zairo
    Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
    ByWater Solutions

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    October 2nd, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Search and Access Gale Content Quickly and Efficiently in a Single Interface

    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. & BURNSVILLE, Minn. – October 2, 2019 – Gale, a Cengage company, has partnered with Mackin, a leading distributor of K-12, print and digital resources, to make its database content available on the MackinVIA digital content management platform. Now MackinVIA customers can search Gale databases using MackinVIA’s new Deep Discovery™ tool to quickly find authoritative content, delivering better research outcomes for student success.

    “Deep Discovery integrated with Gale’s databases, inside MackinVIA, is an ideal pairing that shows off the efficiency and speed that this search tool is capable of handling,” said Mesa Heise, director of digital services at Mackin. “The flexibility of our platform and the technical ingenuity of our two teams really works in a highly complementary manner.”

    MackinVIA’s Deep Discovery™ makes it easier than ever to search through Gale’s educational databases on MackinVIA. Entering a search term on the MackinVIA databases page directs the system to simultaneously submit that query to all participating database products in a school’s MackinVIA account and displays the corresponding results count. This saves the end user time and eliminates the many steps they would have to take if they were to visit each of those databases and execute searches individually.

    “Enabling deep discovery of Gale database resources through MackinVIA ensures that Gale’s high-quality databases are accessible through workflows that are familiar to educators and students,” said Lemma Shomali, director of K-12 products at Gale. “Removing access barriers to our products has been a strategic focus of Gale’s for the last several years. We are excited to add access through MackinVIA to our school partners around the country.”

    Widely used in the K-12 educational space worldwide, Gale’s digital, curriculum-aligned solutions cover:

    • Business & Economics
    • Humanities & Social Sciences
    • Law & Government
    • Literature & Drama
    • Technology
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Environmental Science
    • U.S. History & World History

    For more information, visit Gale’s MackinVIA webpage:

    About Cengage and Gale
    Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Gale, a Cengage company, provides libraries with original and curated content, as well as the modern research tools and technology that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries. For more than 60 years, Gale has partnered with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights – where, when and how people need it. Gale has 500 employees globally with its main operations in Farmington Hills, Michigan. For more information, please visit

    Follow Gale on:
    • Twitter - @galecengage
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    About Mackin
    For more than 35 years, Mackin has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Known for their substantial catalog that boasts more than 18,000 publishers with over 3 million print books, Mackin’s ever-growing digital catalog now includes more than 2 million digital titles and products including eBooks, databases, read-alongs, audiobooks and video resources. Winner of multiple awards, including 2019 Product of the Year, customers can access all their digital resources through their free, digital management system, MackinVIA. For more information, visit or call 800-245-9540.

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