Open Source News


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 […]


Koha US User’s Group and Community 2

Last week I attended the Koha US User’s group meeting in Monterey CA and was amazed at this year’s focus on community involvement and participation. Christopher Brannon kicked off the meeting with a keynote discussing the future of Koha. He focused on the necessity of having the users involved in […]


Happy Birthday Debian!

On Aug 16, 2016, the Debian project is having its 23rd anniversary. The Debian Project was originally announced Aug 16, 1993. Debian was originally conceived and developed by Ian Murdock, while he was a student at Purdue University. The name is a combination of his name and that of his […]


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. […]


Koha receives massive support from EBSCO for enhancements

Great news for Koha was announced today: Koha is an ILS created by librarians for librarians. EBSCO Information Services is a family-owned company dedicated to solutions that bring real improvements to libraries. Together, the two are working to provide a viable web-based, open source ILS for libraries of all types. […]


Open Source: Making Sense for the World and Libraries in 2015

As someone who has recently joined the staff of ByWater Solutions you probably can guess about me that I am a supporter of open source software. And, coming from the library world, I believe that the open source approach and libraries go together well, like peanut butter and jelly. Or, […]


ByWater Solutions and The Donohue Group, Inc. Partner to Bring Advanced Cataloging Module to Koha 2

02/28/2014 CONTACT: Nathan Curulla (888) 900-8944 sales@bywatersolutions.com ByWater Solutions and The Donohue Group, Inc. Partner to Bring Advanced Cataloging Module to Koha ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, is happy to announce that we have partnered with The Donohue Group Inc. (DGI) […]