Erikson Institute of Chicago, IL. Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

January 19th, 2011
Nathan Curulla
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Erikson Institute of Chicago, IL. Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that Erikson Institute of Chicago, IL. is now live on the official Koha integrated library system.

The Edward Neisser Library’s Koha installation went live early this week, and Erikson has partnered with ByWater Solutions for ongoing support and hosting services.

Karen Janke, Director of Erikson Institute’s Edward Neisser Library, commented on their decision to switch to Koha and ByWater Solutions by saying “The big factors that led us to choose Koha with support from ByWater were the customizability of Koha, the quick implementation timeframe we were working under, and ByWater’s experience working with libraries like ours.”

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater stated: “We are thrilled to have the chance to partner with Karen and the staff of Erikson. Their dedication to the education of child care professionals is an extremely important one and we are glad to be a part of that process. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with them.”

About Erikson Institute:
Erikson Institute is an independent institution of higher education that prepares child development professionals for leadership. Through its academic programs, applied research, and community service and engagement, Erikson advances the ability of practitioners, researchers, and decision makers to improve life for children and their families. The Institute is a catalyst for discovery and change, continually bringing the newest scientific knowledge and theories of children’s development and learning into its classrooms and out to the community so that professionals serving children and families are informed, inspired, and responsive.

The Edward Neisser Library provides multifaceted information services that support the education, information, research, and service programs of Erikson. Its specialized collection is a valuable resource. Information about journals, assessment kits, and other materials can be found at

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, 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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