ByWater Solutions at 2021 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 2021 Virtual Computers in Libraries Conference from March 23-25.
Stop by our virtual booth to chat and explore what Open Source can do for your library. We will be available to answer questions, demonstrate products, and take part in discussions regarding the future of Open Source solutions for Libraries.
We will have short presentations each morning at our booth on different topics. Please be sure to stop by during the hours below!
Tuesday, March 23rd, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM EST
- How can ByWater help my library move to an Open-Source Solution?
Wednesday, March 24th, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM EST
- Making sure my patrons get the most out of a Discovery System!
Thursday, March 25th, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM EST
- Top 5 myths of Open Source! Are you ready to be the Game Changer?
See Us At the Next Gen Tech and Libraries Executive Panel
Nathan Curulla, CRO, was part of the Next Gen Tech and Libraries Executive Panel on Thursday, March 25, 2021.
The library technology industry has become highly consolidated via ongoing rounds of mergers and acquisitions. A smaller number of companies are now responsible for the strategic technology products upon which libraries depend. Marshall Breeding, of Library Technology Guides, begins the discussion by exploring some of the key trends that have played out recently, including new product trends and the impact that consolidation has had on the options available to libraries. He draws on data collected from a variety of sources. Following this introduction Breeding will facilitate a discussion with industry leaders, addressing a range of relevant topics, including how each organization has responded to the pandemic, and their ongoing development roadmaps. The panel will discuss other topics including how their technology products approach patron privacy, how systems can improve staff efficiency, and opportunities to strengthen engagement with library users through new discovery services, marketing automation services, analytics, and other timely technology products and services.
Read more on the Computers in Libraries 2021 Connect Platform!
Resetting With Resilience & Technology!
Computers in Libraries Connect 2021, organized and produced by Information Today, Inc., 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. While we can't yet meet in-person, we invite you to join us online to learn, share, and celebrate the technologies and people that are shaping the future of libraries.
At Computers in Libraries Connect, you’ll hear the innovative approaches that the world’s leading libraries are deploying in all types of settings. The next generation of technology and people are the focus of our 36th annual event, and along with it goes our spirit and passion for adapting our library programs and services to make a positive difference and impact in our communities. No matter what your job role, or what type of library or organization, you’ll find that all of the bases are covered at Computers in Libraries Connect. Read more at https://pheedloop.com/cil2021/site/home/.
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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