ByWater Solutions Presents Joann Ransom the Library is Open Podcast Series

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ByWater Solutions Presents Joann Ransom on the Library is Open Podcast

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announces the first of their 30 minute monthly podcast series titled The Library is Open! This first podcast features an interview with Joann Ransom, who was integral in the initial funding and development of Koha, the first web based and open source integrated library system. Hear about the challenges she faced when spearheading this monumental task and learn what she has been up to since, including her world tour of Koha libraries! You can see the video of this conversation on our You Tube channel or subscribe to our podcast at:

About the Library is Open Podcast:
The ByWater Solutions Library is Open podcast is a thirty minute monthly event where we will be sharing interviews and discussions with members of the Koha and library community. Hear perspectives about technology, collaboration, and anything else our guests feel like sharing that relates to the library world. Please join us on the second Monday of each month for delightful conversations about the world of library science and the tools we use on a daily basis. Thank you for tuning in and enjoy!! 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:

About ByWater Solutions:
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality Koha support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions for Koha support not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit: /

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