ByWater Solutions Names Joy Nelson Director of Migrations

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ByWater Solutions Names Joy Nelson Director of Migrations

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.’ forefront provider of Koha support, is happy to announce the promotion of Joy Nelson to Director of Migrations.

As Director of Migrations, Joy will be responsible for managing the migration team and processes. Her goal is to provide seamless data migrations for ByWater’s library partners to their new Koha systems.

“I’m proud to announce the promotion of Joy,” said Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater Solutions. “Her knowledge of the industry and customer focus has helped drive the company forward. She will continue to make a big impact in her new role.”

With more than 10 years of combined experience in database management, software development and libraries, Joy brings a breadth of knowledge and a true love of library data to ByWater Solutions. She will continue to work from the Fort Worth offices with her feline assistants, Dewey and Decimal.

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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