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    October 22nd, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the Grapevine Public Library in Texas is now live on Koha!

    ByWater completed the transition of the library's 227,000 plus holdings from Symphony ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at

    Nate Curulla, CRO, ByWater Solutions, recently commented on the migration.

    ByWater Solutions is thrilled to have another library join the Texas Koha Community. It is incredible to see Texas grow over the last 10 years and how these libraries are working together to build community and share ideas.

    About Grapevine Public Library
    The Grapevine Public Library connects people with information, ideas, and experiences to provide enjoyment, enrich lives, and strengthen our community.


    About ByWater Solutions
    ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in the first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

    Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS 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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    Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
    ByWater Solutions

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    October 22nd, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 22 October 2020

    Brill, the international scholarly publisher, has signed a three-year journal agreement with EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries), a not-for-profit organization working with libraries worldwide to enable access to digital information for people in developing and transition countries. The agreement includes discounted access to Brill’s Journal Collections in the Humanities & Social Sciences, Law and Biology, as well as Open Access opportunities for authors in Brill’s hybrid or full Open Access journals.

    ”Brill fully supports the commitment of EIFL to expand access to knowledge in developing and transition economy countries. It is essential that researchers from these countries are recognized not just as users but also as producers of research,“ says Jasmin Lange, Chief Publishing Officer. “This agreement could not be more timely, during Open Access Week 2020: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion.”

    Discounted access to Brill’s journal collection is available for libraries in the following 23 EIFL partner countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Botswana, Congo, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Namibia, Nepal, Palestine, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    The agreement also offers authors from EIFL partner countries the option to publish their articles in Open Access for free or at discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs) in one of Brill’s 314 hybrid or fully Open Access journals. Eligible countries are: Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Malawi, Moldova, Myanmar, Nepal, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Estonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Fiji, Georgia, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, North Macedonia, Palestine, Thailand, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Botswana, Namibia.

    For questions on the agreement, please contact David Elek, Sales Manager Brill, For questions on Open Access publishing, please contact Stephanie Paalvast, Head of Open Research,

    About Brill
    Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Languages & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes over 300 journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit

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