ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company is proud to welcome Albert Oller as Development Support Specialist. Albert will be assisting in the support of the 300 plus libraries being supported by ByWater nationwide, as well as taking part in ByWater's in-house development projects.
Albert received an MLIS from Simmons College GSLIS. Prior to joining ByWater Solutions he worked five years with Ex Libris as an SFX Librarian managing the KnowledgeBase, and four years with EBSCO Publishing as a Bibliographic Database Designer. Albert is a self proclaimed "data geek", and loves to improve software systems for the benefit of others. Outside of work he listens to music, plays with his pets, and digs in his garden.
Albert commented on his recent decision to join the ByWater Solutions team;
"One of my favorite memories of childhood is going to the Mark Twain Library in Redding, CT on Saturdays as a family outing. Education has always been important to me and my family, and I think libraries are the most vital facet of education for our society. To me, Open Source is the best way to incorporate a feeling of community and responsibility when we work to improve any existing structure. The Open Source commitment of ByWater Solutions can only help strengthen our sense of community in the library world. I'm excited to be a part of ByWater Solutions because now I can help pay-forward what I've gotten from libraries."
Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater Solutions stated: "We are very excited to have Albert on board with ByWater! We are very impressed with his data skills, sense of initiative and attention to detail. Albert is fulfilling a very important role in our company and will help to ensure that our customers receive the levels of service they have come to expect. Welcome aboard Albert!"
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 community for the strengthening and advancement of the Koha ILS. For more information about ByWater Solutions, please visit: www.bywatersolutions.com"