ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company is happy to announce a new open source education initiative. In an effort to educate library staff about the true nature of open source ByWater Solutions will be offering a series of free webinars entitled: Open Source in Libraries: Freedom and Community.
We at ByWater Solutions are dedicated to supporting open source software in libraries and support starts with Education. It is with that in mind that we would like to offer free training webinars to teach you all about open source.
Taught by our Vice President of Education, Nicole C. Engard, these 1.5 hour webinars will walk attendees through the history and meaning of open source software. Nicole comments on this series of webinars: "After years of training librarians how to use the Koha ILS I have found that there is still a lack of knowledge of open source software and I'd like to help combat that with these lessons."
Librarians have adopted a culture of helplessness and workarounds when it comes to our software. Open source software is a way to get freed from these chains. But open source is about more than just software, it's about community and a philosophy of freedom. This session will give librarians the facts about open source software by introducing them to what open source is and what it means for libraries.
Join us online for one of our first two lessons (space is limited so register early).
- February 16, 2012 at 10am-11:30am EST. Register Online
- March 13, 2012 at 2pm-3:30pm EST Register Online
About ByWater Solutions
With over 10 years of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, top ranked support options and development of enterprise class open-source library systems. 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: http://bywatersolutions.com