Supported Hosting

Supported Hosting

ByWater Solutions plans and prepares for the worst by taking the following precautions and installing the following safeguards to protect your data. We perform a daily backup of all system data stored on the cloud. This information is saved both on-site and off-site, and is comprised of the all of the system data, and all other information found on the main server. In addition to the daily backups listed above, we create a mirrored image of the system data and code-base. If you so choose, we can also set up an additional system backup onsite at your library’s location and populate that daily for an additional fee.

  • Free HTTPS security for all sites
  • Fully managed hosting and security
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Triple redundancy nightly backups

3rd Party Integration

Koha can interface with 3rd party products and these products are vendor agnostic, meaning that there is no limit to who you can work with for interfacing with third party products.

Koha acts as a Z39/SRU server and is SIP2 compliant and supports ILS-DI and provides an extensible REST API. Complete list of API's and Protocols supported by Koha.

Accounting Management - Koha can help keep track of what your patrons owe in the system.

Authentication / Patron Imports - Set up your users so they can authenticate and validate that they are a valid library members and have permission to use/borrow.

  • Active Directory
  • Banner
  • CAS
  • Google Authentication
  • LDAP
  • SAML (Shibboleth, Okta OneLogin, Azure)

Discovery- Connect your Koha catalog to a discovery interface.

  • Aspen - Turning Leaf technologies
  • PIKA - Marmot Library Network
  • EDS - EBSCO

EDIFACT (EDI) Ordering - Koha uses the EDIFACT standard for electronic ordering. ByWater Solutions will install a plugin specific for each vendor listed below. Please suggest new vendors not listed below to your implementation team.

eResources - Connectivity with APIs for all major e-book vendors that allows patrons to circulate e-resources without leaving the library’s OPAC.

ILL Services - Koha supports advanced holds processing and resource sharing throughout the country via Z39.50, or through 3rd party ILL modules which use the NCIP protocol.

Messaging / Phone - Koha can send text/SMS messages to patrons via an SMS gateway. You will need the patrons cell number and provider to send the message. You can use a 3rd party provider to send SMS messages. i-tiva is a third party, proprietary, product that libraries can subscribe to for automated phone services.

Self Service- Koha can connect to selfcheck machines, gates, RFID, kiosk and more.

Systems Support Team

Larry Baerveldt

Larry Baerveldt

Systems Administrator

Larry Baerveldt

Larry Baerveldt

Systems Administrator

Larry has a MLS from Indiana University, and has worked with special, public, and academic libraries and consortia for over 30 years. Larry started out in Reference before moving into IT, where he has spent most of his career. He's a specialist in Linux OS, server administration, cloud computing, and open source software.

Danielle Elder

Danielle Elder

Systems Integration Librarian

Danielle Elder

Danielle Elder

Systems Integration Librarian

Dani lives in central Texas with her family and pets. She has worked in public and special libraries.

Jesse Maseto

Jesse Maseto

Project Manager, Systems

Jesse Maseto

Jesse Maseto

Project Manager, Systems

Jesse uses his 20 years of experience in operational management and client relations to streamline development processes and ensure that custom developments are delivered on time and according to specifications. Using his history of success in spearheading new initiatives and managing customer correspondence, Jesse follows new feature developments from conception all the way to realization. He has worked in many different business forums and is perfectly suited to bring the levels of organization and communication we are know for to our Koha partners.