Catalyst support major upgrade for long-time Koha Library Butte-Silver Bow Montana

Catalyst were delighted to support Butte-Silver Bow Library in Montana with their recent upgrade to Koha. The library have been using Koha since 2008, and running and supporting their Koha in-house since 2010. 

Chris Cormack, the Developer who completed the work, has kept in touch with Library Director Lee Miller at annual KohaCon (Koha software conferences) and in the Koha Community IRC (chat-channel) over the years. Despite the long-distance, communications were easy.

Press Release from Butte-Silver Bow Library:

Butte-Silver Bow Public Library improves service by contracting with Catalyst IT of New Zealand and Bywater Solutions of Santa Barbara CA for the library system's open source Koha Integrated Library System software upgrade to 3.12.

Summary: The Butte-Silver Bow Public Library system executed its software upgrade in twenty-four hours allowing the library to improve the user interface and streamline hardware and software upgrades with the support of Catalyst IT in New Zealand, an open source support company that provides development for the community version of Koha originally developed in New Zealand. 

The Butte-Silver Bow Public Library system executed its software upgrade in twenty-four hours allowing the library to improve the user interface and streamline hardware and software upgrades with the support of Catalyst IT in New Zealand, an open source support company that provides development for the community version of Koha originally developed in New Zealand. Catalyst assisted with the integration of the Ezproxy and SIP connections to EBSCO Discover-it and Overdrive e-content providing a seamless transition for library users. Catalyst worked in concert with Advanced Wireless Technology of Butte, MT and the technology staff at the library.

Butte-Silver Bow Public Library system contracted with ByWater Solutions to provide training and support for library staff in using and designing customization for the Koha 3.12 ILS with ByWater's VP of Education, Nicole Engard. The library staff also participated in training at the recent KohaCon conference in Reno NV in October 2013. They received hands on training and presentations that make this upgrade and future upgrades easier to implement.
 

Butte-Silver Bow Public Library is pleased to be able to purchase services from the many excellent services providers for their specific needs, regardless of the companies location in the world. "The innovation of the Koha Community member libraries and Koha services providers has allowed our public library to customize support through the coordination of services from these international companies. State of the art support to meet our library system's specific needs and our
budget can't be beat," says library director, Lee Miller.
 

Original release on Librarytechnology.org