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Hernando County Public Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

Nathan Curulla
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Hernando County Public Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that the Hernando County Library, of Brooksville FL. is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

The Library's Koha installation went live in late September, and ByWater Solutions will be providing ongoing support and hosting services for them.

The Hernando County Library is made up of one main library and four branches, which house a collection of over 250,000 books, videos, periodicals and electronic resources.

Adam Brooks, Library Services Manager at Hernando County, commented on their decision to switch to Koha with ByWater:

"Here at Hernando County Public Library we had the luxury of having had some previous experience (mine) in using the Koha product through another vendor. Cost and functionality were our primary reasons for deciding to change from our proprietary ILS. We will save a considerable amount annually by switching products, and have found that our work processes have been streamlined significantly. As for ByWater Solutions, their reputation for customer service and their effectiveness in helping us to simplify the migration process were invaluable, and we couldn’t be happier with our vendor selection."

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater stated; " We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Adam and the staff of the Hernando County Libraries! It is exciting to see more and more Florida libraries adopting an open source solution and we are excited to have the chance to offer services that will benefit both their staff and patrons going forward."

The Hernando County Public Library's customized online catalog can be viewed at:

About Hernando County Public Library:
The Hernando County Public Library System is an innovative center for lifelong community enrichment, education, and entertainment providing quality resources and services in a welcoming, customer friendly environment. The Hernando County Public Library System will be the dynamic, constantly evolving center of our community by embracing the wisdom of the past, the technologies of the future, and the needs and contributions of our customers. 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--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:

About ByWater Solutions:
With over 10 years of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, top ranked support options and development of enterprise class open-source library systems. Offering a 24/7 technical helpline, ByWater Solutions’ clients have the support system they need to make their software work for them. ByWater Solutions pledges to share 100% of all developed code to the Koha community for the strengthening and advancement of the Koha ILS. For more information about ByWater Solutions, please visit:

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