ByWater Solutions Welcomes Ian Walls as Folio Implementation Lead

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter, is happy to welcome Ian Walls as FOLIO Implementation Lead. Ian will join the ByWater Solutions team in assisting new partners in the transition to FOLIO LSP.

Ian began his love for Koha and Open Source when he was at New York University Health Sciences Libraries. His projects included migrating the library's ILS to Koha. He then joined the ByWater Solutions team from 2010-2012 as the Lead Development Specialist before heading over to the University of Massachusetts Amherst as the Web Services and Emerging Technologies Librarian.

While at UMass, Ian participated in the redesign of the library website using SilverStripe, implemented CORAL (open source ERM), and set up authentication with Shibboleth. His last project consisted of wiring together the catalog (Aleph) with ILLiad, Ares and LibGuides into a single, My Library Account view for users. Ian recently commented on joining the ByWater team:

l am really looking forward to doing something impactful and meaningful for our partners. And coming to work again at ByWater Solutions.

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:


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:

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