ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, is a proud sponsor of KohaCon22, the international Koha Annual Conference, hosted this year by koha-US. KohaCon22 will be held from September 20-23rd (Tuesday-Friday) 2022 in Lawrence, Kansas, USA. This will be a hybrid conference with both in-person and online attendance and participation options.
Members of the ByWater Solutions team will be attending and presenting at the event.
For more details and the most up-to-date information on the conference, please keep an eye on the conference page at http://koha-us.org/events/conferences/kohacon22/
Jessica Zairo, Director of Library Sales and Outreach at ByWater Solutions, recently commented:
We are super excited for KohaCon22! We can't wait to see partners, friends and colleagues this week as we embark on this learning and collaborative journey for Koha!"
Presentations by ByWater Solutions staff
Tuesday, September 20th
The Long and Winding Road to Open Sharing in Northeast Kansas – Keynote address: Jim Minges (Minges & Associates Consultants) & Liz Rea (ByWater Solutions)
8:30-9:30 AM (CDT)
Designing a Patron Empowering OPAC: Jessica Zairo and Lucas Gass of ByWater Solutions
10:45-11:45 AM (CDT)
Lucas Gass and Jessica Zairo will explore some of the ways you can design the Koha OPAC to customize your interface, personalize your library brand and give your community exactly what they want. Accessibility/discoverability plays an important role in making sure your patrons can find what they are looking for. We will highlight Koha examples that have integrated features that have enhanced the users experience in the OPAC
Assessing and Improving Koha Performance: Nick Clemens of ByWater Solutions
2:00-2:30 PM (CDT)
Discussing tools and tricks for Koha developers to both asses and improve Koha's responsiveness.
Wednesday, September 21
Leveling Up with Plugins: Donna Bachowski and Kelly McElligott of ByWater Solutions
1:30-2:30 PM (CDT)
Power up Koha with Plugins! Learn why plugins exist, how they are created, and how to use them!
Funding QA and Joint Development: Brendan Gallagher (ByWater Solutions), Paul Poulain (BibLibre), Andrew Auld (PTFS Europe Limited), Jonathan Field (PTFS Europe Limited), and Nate Curulla (ByWater Solutions)
3:45-4:15 PM (CDT)
Thursday, September 22
Open to Everyone – Getting Involved in the Koha Community: Jessica Zairo, Kelly McElligott, Nick Clemens of ByWater Solutions
9:00 AM (CDT)
Friday, September 23
Train the Trainer – Keeping your Staff Up-To-Date with Koha: Jessica Zairo and Kelly McElligott of ByWater Solutions
9:00 AM (CDT)
Sys Admin & Web Dev SIG discussion: Jason Robb (Southeast Kansas Library System), Lucas Gass (ByWater Solutions)
11:00 AM (CDT)
koha-US is a proud partner in a Global Community. While they strive to be a hub for the US users of Koha, they also encourage those users, with the rest of the Koha community, to participate through the various resources listed on the website.
Read more about koha-US https://koha-us.org/about/.
About ByWater Solutions
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 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: https://bywatersolutions.com.