Ian Walls Selected to Join Product Council for FOLIO Open Source Community

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that Ian Walls, FOLIO Implementation Lead, has been appointed to the FOLIO Product Council. The FOLIO Product Council will act on behalf of the Open Library Environment (OLE) Community and FOLIO partners to express and champion priorities in the development of the FOLIO Library Service Platform and ensure the relevance and cohesiveness of the FOLIO project.

Ian Walls, FOLIO Implementation Lead at ByWater Solutions recently commented on the appointment.

I'm honored to become a regular member of the Product Council as we transition to the next iteration of governance for the FOLIO project. I look forward to helping the FOLIO community grow and continue to empower libraries with an open, flexible solution to their myriad needs.

Brendan Gallagher, Founder, and CEO of ByWater Solutions recently commented on the appointment.

The ByWater Solutions team is thrilled Ian can be part of the Product Council to help build on the frameworks for a strong open source community. We are confident that Ian will lead the way with participation, contributions, and his commitment to the the libraries utilizing the FOLIO LSP.

About ByWater

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


FOLIO is a collaboration of libraries, developers and vendors building an open-source library services platform. It supports traditional resource management functionality and can be extended into other institutional areas.


About OLE

The Open Library Foundation is the administrative home of FOLIO and other open-source software communities. The Foundation provides the infrastructure by which the library community can organize, contribute to, and support open source communities of practice for libraries and like institutions — ensuring availability and a “safe haven” for project outputs that are separated from the needs and goals of any single contributor, user or affiliated party.


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