2020 Colorado Koha Summit

2020 Colorado Summit Cancelled

Unfortunately, as a precautionary measure to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19, ByWater Solutions is canceling all travel through the end of May 2020. We will work to reschedule this event sometime in the future.

Event Details

Location: Colorado College, Charles L. Tutt Library
1021 N Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903 Map & Directions

Date: Friday, May 29, 2020

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm


Why attend the summit?

The 2020 Colorado Koha Summit will take place at the Charles L. Tutt Library at Colorado College on Friday May 29th. Interested in learning more about Koha and what it can do for your library? Then join Colorado College, ByWater Solutions, and Koha Community Members for a conversation about Koha and how it can benefit your library.

Topics will include advantages of Koha, customer and staff functionality, technical attributes, collection development, 3rd party integrations and lending services. We will also discuss the Koha community and how collaborative developments work.


9:30am: Networking and Refreshments

10:00am: Opening (Adam Brooks, ByWater Solutions)

10:15am: The Koha Experience: An Academic Perspective (Charissa Brammer, Colorado College)

11:00am: Break

11:15am: Koha Library Panel - Moderator: Jonathan Driscoll (Panel: Jennifer Goodland, Lamar Community College, Nick Weingardt, Kent Denver School, Alexandria Austermann, Colorado Parks & Wildlife)

12:00pm: Lunch

12:45pm: Tour of Library (optional)

1:00pm: Koha ILS Demo (Adam Brooks, ByWater Solutions)

1:00pm: Bugzilla / Developments /Crowdsourcing (Lucas Gass, ByWater Solutions)

1:30pm: Break

1:45pm: How Koha Empowers Public Libraries - (Bob Bennhoff, CLiC, Jill Kleven, Pueblo City-County Public Library, and Mallory Pillard, Carnegie Public Library in Trinidad)

2:30pm: Break

2:45pm: Discovery Integration - Koha and Aspen Discovery (Mark Noble, Bob Bennhoff, CLiC, Sam Passey, Uintah Public Library)

3:30pm: Q&A

4:00pm: Closing

About Charles L. Tutt Library

Charles L. Tutt Library is a hub for research, learning, and intellectual community, providing welcoming and inclusive space for students to learn, grow, and thrive at Colorado College.

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About ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit:

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, HTML5, 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:

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Jessica Zairo
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
ByWater Solutions

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