ByWater Solutions at 2020 Computers in Libraries Conference
ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that team members will be at the 2020 Computers in Libraries Conference from March 31 - April 2. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia.
Stop by booth 215 and say hello! We will be available to answer questions, demonstrate products and take part in discussions regarding the future of Open Source solutions for Libraries.
Amping Up Discovery With Open Source Software
Tuesday, March 31: 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Hear from libraries using open source discovery to empower their patrons to discover new titles easily within the OPAC. CLiC, Colorado Library Consortium, deployed PIKA from Marmot Library Network, and the Basin Libraries Consortium launched Aspen Discovery from Turning Leaf Technologies, an offshoot of PIKA, this year. The presentation includes discussion from the staff at both libraries, Aspen’s developer, and a Koha support specialist on how they got the discovery layer up and running, including the integration of third-party tools such as Novelist Select, Syndetics, Open Archives, Kanopy, and RB Digital.
Sam Passey, Library Director, Uintah County Library and Uintah Basin Library Consortium
Bob Bennhoff, Colorado Library Consortium
Mark Noble, Turning Leaf Technologies
Jessie Zairo, Marketing, and Outreach, ByWater Solutions, LLC
About Computers in Libraries
Computers in Libraries provides a unique, annual opportunity for library and information professionals from all over the world to gather together and discuss the myriad of ways technology continues to impact libraries and the people who use them. Join more than 1,000 of your peers to learn, share, and celebrate the technologies and people that are shaping the future of libraries.
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 the 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 https://bywatersolutions.com.
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.
About Aspen Discovery
Aspen is a full-featured Discovery System that integrates with e-content and other 3rd party providers, giving your patrons comprehensive access to all of your materials in one place. Aspen combines your library catalog with e-content, digital archives, and enrichment from all major third-party providers improves relevancy and ease of use, provides native reading recommendations, displays all formats of titles within one result (FRBR) and much more. Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems with less of an impact on library budgets. For more information about Aspen please visit https://bywatersolutions.com/projects/aspen-discovery.
The FOLIO project aims to facilitate a sustainable, community-driven collaboration around the creation of a modern technology ecosystem that empowers libraries through open source applications to manage library resources and expand library value.
FOLIO is hosted by the Open Library Foundation, an independent not-for-profit organization designed to ensure the availability, accessibility, and sustainability of open source and open access projects for and by libraries. For more information please visit https://www.folio.org.
Libki is a cross-platform Open Source computer reservation & time management system and print management powered by Google Cloud Print. It also features single sign-on integration with the Koha ILS, which is also FOSS.
Libki is ideally suited for use in locations where a controlled computing environment is paramount such as public access systems, libraries, school computer laboratories and more! Visit https://libki.org.
CORAL is an electronic resources management system consisting of interoperable modules designed around the core components of managing electronic resources for libraries and other organizations.
CORAL is available as a free, open-source program that includes five modules for Organizations, Resources, Licensing, Usage Statistics, and Management. Read more at http://coral-erm.org/.
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