Learning Open Source


Town Hall Webinar on Macros

Please join the ByWater team on Thursday, November 17th for a Town Hall Webinar on Macros in the Advanced Cataloging Editor. Come find out more about Macros in the Advanced Cataloging Module in Koha with Technical Services Librarian Heather Hernandez from the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Research Center. […]


Town Hall Webinar on Circulation and Fine Rules

Please join the ByWater team on Tuesday, November 1st for a Town Hall Webinar on Circulation and Fine Rules. Come find out more about Circulation & Fine Rules as well as the Lost Statuses in Koha with our Educators, Jessie and Ed. They will discuss setting up your circ rules, […]


Livin’ and Lovin’ KohaUS in Monterey California

KohaUS 2016 in Monterey, CA Know what’s better than a group of like minded people? A group of like minded Koha people! And that’s what you can expect when attending a KohaUS conference. The conference location was awesome and the hosts at Monterey Public Library were fantastic. Monterey Public Library […]


So you want to become a member of the Koha community? 1

Good news, you already are! Do you use Koha? Are you an open-source enthusiast? Are you a developer looking to make the web better? Whatever brought you here, welcome! Your interest in participating already makes you a member of the Koha community. Spanning the globe, translated into many languages, and […]


ByWater Solutions Unveils Koha Klassmates Program to Library Schools Nationwide

10/30/2015 CONTACT: Nicole Engard (888) 900-8944 klassmates@bywatersolutions.com ByWater Solutions Unveils Koha Klassmates Program for Library Schools Nationwide ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced the rollout of a new program dedicated to providing free hosted Koha installations for library schools nationwide for […]


Evaluating Koha as your next ILS 2

So, you’re just beginning to evaluate Koha.. for some that are in the beginning phase of investigating Koha this can be an unnecessarily slow process. I say unnecessarily because of the newbies inherent over thinking of “open source” and how they heard it can be “dangerous” because “the code is […]


Open Source is Alive and Well in NJ! 2

Last week I had the opportunity to speak to some wonderful library employees at the New Jersey Association of Library Assistants (NJALA) conference. My talk was entitled, “Thinking Openly: Open Source for Libraries” and was on open source (of course). It was met with a lot of interest and enthusiasm. […]


Islandora for Digital Collections

By definition libraries, house a collection of materials whether it’s books, magazines, videos or even historical photographs. Few people know that my background is in photographic conservation in addition to libraries. Since I’ve left the conservation world and entered the library world, I’ve often wondered how best to showcase a […]