ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company is proud to welcome Larry Baerveldt as their new Systems Engineer. Larry will be in charge of optimizing ByWater's hosting platforms and will specialize in maximizing system performance for both their hosted and non-hosted customer installations. Larry will also be taking part in the day to day support of ByWater's customer installations.
Larry received his BA and MLS from Indiana University, and has been providing special, public, and academic libraries IT services for over 25 years. Larry most recently served as the Systems Administrator for an academic consortia of 22 libraries. He is a specialist in server administration, open source software, and applications support.
Larry commented on his recent decision to join the ByWater Solutions team:
"I'm very excited to join the ByWater Solutions team. They're a great group of people, providing a valuable service to libraries. I see great things ahead for ByWater, and for the larger Koha community."
"Larry's experience with systems management and enthusiasm for open source software made him an easy choice for the ByWater team," quoted Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater. He continues; "Having Larry aboard will make out hosting services even better and will optimize each of our customer's Koha installations. Welcome aboard Larry!"
About ByWater Solutions
With over 10 years of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, support options and development of enterprise class open-source library systems such as Koha and Evergreen. 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 and Evergreen communities for the strengthening and advancement of the Koha and Evergreen ILSs. For more information about ByWater Solutions, please visit: http://www.bywatersolutions.com
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.