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Enabling Interoperability between EBSCO Discovery and Koha

Join us for a free webinar in partnership with EBSCO:

What: Enabling Interoperability between Discovery and ILS Solutions
When: April 27, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

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Webinar ID: 127-451-123

EBSCO and ByWater Solutions have partnered to provide more choices to its customers. ByWater Solutions is the leading US provider of support and implementation services to libraries using Koha, the world’s first free and open source ILS. EBSCO is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries.

During the one-hour webinar, ByWater’s Nicole Engard, VP of Education at ByWater, and Ron Burns, VP of Global Software Services, will discuss the value of this partnership for libraries. Nicole will also perform a live demo using the Koha plug-in. A Q&A session will conclude the webinar.

More about the speakers:

Nicole Engard

Nicole C. Engard is the Vice President of Education at ByWater Solutions. Her primary role at ByWater Solutions is to educate librarians about open source software with a focus on the Koha ILS. In addition to her daily responsibilities, Nicole volunteers as a community moderator on opensource.com. In 2007, Nicole was named one of Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers and in 2009 she was the editor of “Library Mashups,‚Äù and 2014 “More Library Mashups” books published by Information Today, Inc. and in 2010 she authored “Practical Open Source Software for Libraries,‚Äù a book published by Chandos Inc. and in 2012 the second edition of “The Accidental Systems Librarian” which she worked on with Rachel Singer Gordon was released.

Ron Burns

Ron Burns is Vice President of Global Software Services for EBSCO Information Services. GSS team is dedicated to increasing the adoption of EBSCO technology enabled products internationally through Field Engineering, Customer Satisfaction driven creative technical solutions, Delivering customer input directly into the Software Development Lifecycle, and Technology Partnership management. EBSCOhost and EBSCO Discovery Service’s search, linking, and integration technologies power the most-used premium online information resources for tens of thousands of institutions worldwide, representing millions of end-users. Ron has been with EBSCO for 10 years and is a veteran in the software industry having been involved with several web content management and search technology companies throughout his career.

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