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Santa Fe Indian School Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions


By ByWater Solutions - Posted on 13 November 2012

11/12/2012
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Santa Fe Indian School Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.’ forefront provider of Koha (www.koha-community.org) support, announced today that the Santa Fe Indian School's Library Media Center in Santa Fe, NM. is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions completed the migration for SFIS in October and will be providing ongoing support services for them.

The Library Media Center  collection contains approximately 22,000 items, including books, periodicals, maps, archival materials, posters, CDs, DVDs, and videotapes, housed in a beautiful two-level gallery setting. Along with books, a dozen online databases, access to the Internet, and other reference resources are available. Equipment that circulates includes TV/VCR/DVD units, LCD projectors, document cameras, digital cameras, e-Readers, mobile digital devices, camcorders, and light or sound systems.

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater stated:

“ByWater Solutions is thrilled to have the chance to partner with Santa Fe Indian School for the support of their Koha system. The students and staff of the Santa Fe Indian School will greatly benefit from all of the new features in Koha and we look forward to a long and productive relationship.”

The Santa Fe Indian School Library Media Center’s customized online catalog can be viewed here: http://lib.sfis.k12.nm.us/

About the Santa Fe Indian School:
The purpose of the Santa Fe Indian School is to provide a challenging and stimulating academic program of excellence which shares the responsibility with students and their parents in developing the students’ potential to meet obligations to themselves and their communities. For more information please visit: http://www.sfis.k12.nm.us/

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–XHTML, 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: http://koha-community.org/

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: http://bywatersolutions.com/