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    May 11th, 2010LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Book Sale Finder, the online guide to used book sales, announced the release of Book Sales TO GOTM, a free product which allows people to easily locate library book sales and book stores throughout the USA and Canada.

    "We rely on our GPS to take us everywhere we want to go," said Helen Oram who runs Book Sale Finder. "My husband and I travel quite often and we love to visit book sales and non-profit book stores around the country. We produced Book Sales TO GO to make it easier for us and for the tens of thousands of people who rely on Book Sale Finder to tell them where to find book bargains."

    Designed for use with any GPS device, Book Sales TO GO provides the exact location for each sale – not just the town where the sale is located, but the building where the sale will be held. Available as a free download from, Book Sales TO GO is updated each week and contains directions to library and Friends book stores and upcoming used book sales.

    “I've used Book Sale Finder for 10 years; your information has been a huge help. I always print out the list of sales from your web site and carry it with me,” said a bookseller the Orams met at a Friends sale. He supports his entire family of 6 people solely with his book business. “With Book Sales TO GO," said Oram, "he can just plug in his GPS and go. He won’t even need to plan where he’s headed; wherever his car takes him, his GPS will display nearby book sales and stores.”

    Since 1994 Book Sale Finder has provided information about thousands of charitable used book sales to people looking for book bargains: book lovers, book collectors, professional and part-time book sellers, and others who want to save money on their book purchases. Book Sales TO GO joins Book Sale Finder's other innovations: Sale MailTM – a free personalized weekly email of upcoming book sales (currently over 20,000 subscribers); and Book Sale ViewTM – a map showing all upcoming sales in the United States and Canada.

    For more information about Book Sale Finder or book sales, please visit their press page at

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    May 10th, 2010
    Nathan Curulla
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    ByWater Solutions to Exhibit at This Year’s Annual ALA Conference in Washington DC

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that they will be exhibiting at this year’s annual American Library Association Conference in Washington DC at booth number 817.

    Since its creation in March of 2009, ByWater Solutions has grown by leaps and bounds. They currently support over 65 libraries nationwide and cater to all types of libraries including public, private, academic, medical and law.

    “This is our first exhibition at a major annual conference and we could not be more excited to take part in this years ALA conference” stated Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater. He continued; “Our taking part in the show signifies a major step in the progress of our company and offers an excellent forum for us to offer our services to the library world.”

    ByWater Solutions’ Booth 817 will have live demos and information for those who are curious about open source software and Koha. It will also be a great opportunity to speak with a ByWater representative about your library’s needs.

    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. 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:

    About the American Library Association:

    Founded on October 6, 1876 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the American Library Association was created to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all. Our current strategic plan, ALA Ahead to 2010, calls for continued work in the areas of Advocacy and Value of the Profession, Education, Public Policy and Standards, Building the Profession, Membership and Organizational Excellence. For more information please visit:

    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, circ, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies--XHTML, 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