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Koha Open Source ILS and FOLIO White paper

  Koha plus FOLIO: a Solution for Connected Library Services Catalyst and Bywater Solutions, both Koha Open Source ILS Library Support Companies, have worked together in the Koha community for over 8 years. Both companies support a number of academic libraries (universities polytechnics TAFEss colleges) and are investigating how FOLIO can […]

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2017 Koha-US Conference in Coeur d’Alene

Hi everyone! There are so many wonderful things to be said about the 2017 Koha-US Conference in Coeur d’Alene. The Coeur d’Alene Public Library and site made for a fantastic venue. The library is beautifully situated on an expansive grassy mall area right off the main drag that holds lots […]

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Sharing information in the Koha community

One of the strongest parts of an open source community is the way that information is shared among its members. This happens in a number of different ways. We share information in mailing lists, on IRC, via bug reports and via the Koha wiki. When you’re first getting started, joining […]

Support Koha-US using Amazon Smile

Koha-US can receive charitable donations through AmzonSmile when customers shop online. The purpose of Koha-US  is to communicate, educate, and collaborate amongst users of the Koha software in the United States and strengthen involvement with the global Koha community. Funds are used to support development projects of Koha, the open […]


ByWater Solutions Earns Top Marks in the 2016 Perceptions Survey

2/2/2017 CONTACT: Nathan Curulla (888) 900-8944 ByWater Solutions Earns Tops Marks in the 2016 Perceptions Survey ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support is happy to announce that it was rated #1 in Customer Support and effectiveness of electronic resources for Medium […]

A Message from ByWater’s CEO – The Year Ahead

At the beginning of every year I send out a newsletter to highlight some of our goals. We consider each library that we migrate and support as Partners. We do this because we believe that we are all in this together. I am a librarian, I have worked in libraries, […]

2017 Northern California Koha Summit

2017 Northern CA Koha Summit Event Date: April 5, 2017 Event Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm Event Location: Martha Riley Community Library Event Address: 1501 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Roseville CA 95747 Registration: Please fill out the form below The 2017 Northern California Koha Summit will take place at the Martha Riley Community […]

ByWater Solutions Receives Platinum in 2017 Modern Library Awards

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, is pleased to announce it has received a platinum award in the third annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs.) The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format.

Bonjour, the Buzz from the Koha Hackfest in Marseille 2

French Koha service provider, BibLibre hosted Hackfest this October at their Marseille, France location. In attendance were developers, advocates, and support technicians for Koha. What were some of the concepts and projects being talked about and being discussed that week? Elastic Search Elastic search was a hot topic, probably the […]