ByWater Solutions Welcomes Danielle Elder as a Koha Migrations Specialist

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ByWater Solutions Welcomes Danielle Elder as a Koha Migrations Specialist

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.’ forefront provider of Koha support, is happy to welcome Danielle Elder as Migrations Specialist. Danielle will join our expert Koha migrations team in assisting new partners in the transition to the Koha open source ILS.

Before finishing her undergraduate degree, Danielle served in the United States Military where she worked with the Site Installation/Division Personnel System (SIPDERS) database as a Personnel Information Systems Management Specialist (PISM). Danielle received her Bachelor’s degree in General Studies and her Masters of Information Science from the University of North Texas. Her library experience began as a paraprofessional at the Cedar Park Public Library. She went on to work at Wells Branch Community Library, in Austin, as a Service and Outreach Librarian, and then on to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission as a Reader’s Services Librarian.

Danielle commented on her recent decision to join ByWater Solutions:

“I am very happy to be a part of the ByWater Solution team. For me, working with the Koha ILS, is like working with the heart of the library. I have been a fan of open source software and the communities that develop these programs for many years and am thrilled to get to help libraries migrate their data to a dynamic and robust open source ILS like Koha.”

“I am excited that Danielle is joining us at ByWater. She brings to the table an in-depth knowledge of public libraries, a love of library technology and a strong customer focus – all of which are great assets for us as we continue to serve our library partners.” commented Joy Nelson, Director of Migrations.

About ByWater Solutions:

With over 10 years of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, support options and development of the enterprise class open source library system, Koha. Offering a 24/7 technical helpline, ByWater Solutions’ clients have the support system they need to make their software work for them. ByWater Solutions pledges to share 100% of all developed code to the Koha community for the strengthening and advancement of the Koha ILS. For more information about ByWater Solutions, 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,XHTML, 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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