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Press Release: ByWater Solutions [August 18, 2023]

ByWater Solutions at the Ohio Library Council 2023 Convention and Expo

ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that team members will be at the Ohio Library Council 2023 Convention and Expo from September 27-29 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Come see us at booth 208 to chat and explore what Open Source can do for your library. We will be available to answer questions, demonstrate products, and take part in discussions regarding the future of Open Source solutions for Libraries.

Shaped by unique experiences, relationships, and personalities, it takes a medley of individuals to make a library operate and thrive. Everyone dedicated to library service provides a voice layering the choral hum of the daily symphony taking place within (and outside) our walls.

This year's theme, Stronger Together, demonstrates how libraries leverage collaboration, teamwork and technology to foster the resilience and well-being of an entire community. Libraries are stronger together when everyone's voice is represented, heard, and valued.

The 2023 Convention & Expo encourages exploration of topics relevant to all facets of library service welcoming library staff, friends, and trustees to a communal table. This event is an opportunity to reconnect to our shared purpose, explore new ways to serve, and collaborate on best practices. Join library professionals from around the state for insight, ideas, and inspiration.

About the Ohio Library Council

The Ohio Library Council is the statewide professional association which represents the interests of Ohio's public libraries, their trustees, Friends and staffs.

The membership of the OLC is composed of public library systems, library trustees, Friends of the Library groups, library staff members, other library institutions, and library-related commercial vendors.

The OLC is governed by a Board of Directors composed of three library employees with an MLS or MLIS degree, three library trustees currently serving on library boards, and seven at-large members. Also involved in the governance of the OLC are the members who volunteer to participate in the activities of the association's Committees and Divisions.

Read more at https://olc.org/about-us/

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 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 https://bywatersolutions.com.

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, HTML5, 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 http://koha-community.org/.

About Aspen Discovery

Aspen is a full-featured Discovery System that integrates with e-content and other 3rd party providers, giving your patrons comprehensive access to all of your materials in one place. Aspen combines your library catalog with e-content, digital archives, and enrichment from all major third-party providers improves relevancy and ease of use, provides native reading recommendations, displays all formats of titles within one result (FRBR) and much more. Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems with less of an impact on library budgets. For more information about Aspen please visit https://bywatersolutions.com/projects/aspen-discovery.

About FOLIO

The FOLIO project aims to facilitate a sustainable, community-driven collaboration around the creation of a modern technology ecosystem that empowers libraries through open source applications to manage library resources and expand library value.

FOLIO is hosted by the Open Library Foundation, an independent not-for-profit organization designed to ensure the availability, accessibility, and sustainability of open source and open access projects for and by libraries. For more information please visit https://www.folio.org.

About Libki

Libki is a cross-platform Open Source computer reservation & time management system and print management powered by Google Cloud Print. It also features single sign-on integration with the Koha ILS, which is also FOSS.

Libki is ideally suited for use in locations where a controlled computing environment is paramount such as public access systems, libraries, school computer laboratories and more! Visit https://libki.org.

About CORAL

CORAL is an electronic resources management system consisting of interoperable modules designed around the core components of managing electronic resources for libraries and other organizations.

CORAL is available as a free, open-source program that includes five modules for Organizations, Resources, Licensing, Usage Statistics, and Management. Read more at http://coral-erm.org/.


Summary: ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that team members will be at the Ohio Library Council 2023 Convention and Expo from September 27-29 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Come see us at booth 208 to chat and explore what Open Source can do for your library. We will be available to answer questions, demonstrate products, and take part in discussions regarding the future of Open Source solutions for Libraries.
Publication Year:2023
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:August 18, 2023
Publisher:ByWater Solutions
Company: ByWater Solutions
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