The Indiana Supreme Court Law Library 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)
ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the Indiana Supreme Court Law Library in July and will be providing ongoing support and hosting services for them.
The Indiana Supreme Court Law Library contains a comprehensive collection of legal materials of over 70,000 volumes and is a repository for publications produced under grants from the State Justice Institute. Their customized online catalog can be viewed here: http://lawlibrary.in.gov.
Terri L. Ross, Supreme Court Librarian, commented on their migration experience with ByWater:
“The Indiana Supreme Court Law Library is excited to be supported and hosted by ByWater Solutions. The migration specialists took the time to understand the uniqueness of our legal collection and suggested practical workflows to address problems we’d encountered with previous migrations. We also have appreciated being able to collaborate on customizations for our OPAC, and ByWater staff have taken the time to teach us new tricks along the way.”
Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater commented on the new partnership:
“As always we’re happy to welcome a new partner to the ByWater family. The enthusiasm of the team at the Indiana Supreme Court Law Library at choosing and and participating in open source makes this announcement that much more exciting.”
About the Indiana Supreme Court Law Library:
The Supreme Court Law Library originated with an 1867 Act of the Indiana legislature which gave custody of the law books then in the State Library to the Supreme Court.
The primary mission of the Supreme Court Law Library is to support the research needs of the judges, staff and agencies of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court Law Library also serves as the primary law library for many state agencies, the Office of the Governor, the legislature, members of the private bar, and the citizens of Indiana. For more information about the Indiana Supreme Court Law Library please visit: http://www.in.gov/
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.
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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/