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    October 13th, 2010LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    DALLAS, TX, October 13 – Amigos Library Services will present a one day online conference “Going Green @Your Library 2” on November 3. Going Green 2 will offer the latest information on environmentally conscious librarianship, from working green to teaching green. Working green will focus on green building, IT, and maintenance practices implemented in libraries. Teaching green will emphasize ways that your library can show others in your community good examples of how to be green.

    “The topic of “going green” is truly useful in this day and age with librarians eager to do their part to minimize their impact on the environment” says Laura Kimberly, Amigos Senior Operations Manager, Support and Education Services. “With the conference online, it offers an affordable – and green – alternative for librarians.”

    Keynote speaker, Monika Antonelli, will kick off the conference with her talk “Greening Libraries 2.0: The Next Step.” Antonelli’s talk will focus on innovative green developments within the library world, what logical next steps libraries should be incorporating to become greener and more sustainable and a discussion of permaculture design principles and how they can be applied to create greener and more sustainable libraries.

    For more information and to sign up for the conference, visit
    Early bird registration runs through October 20.

    About Amigos Library Services - For more than 35 years, Amigos Library Services has helped its members obtain affordable services and share library resources and knowledge. With over 600 members, Amigos is one of the largest consortia of libraries and cultural heritage institutions in the United States. Through membership in Amigos, libraries collectively gain access to the latest innovations and services in the library community; pursue opportunities for continuing professional education; leverage their buying power; and preserve the region’s rich cultural heritage. This collaboration strengthens each member’s ability to serve and lead its community in the creative and effective use of information resources.


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    October 13th, 2010LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    October 13th, 2010
    Nathan Curulla
    (888) 900-8944

    ByWater Solutions and Collaborating on Koha EDI Support

    It is our pleasure to announce that of Somerset, England and ByWater Solutions LLC of Santa Barbara CA, USA, are partnering to bring Electronic Data Exchange (EDI) to Koha.

    EDI will greatly increase the functionality of the acquisitions module of Koha by allowing a direct electronic exchange from one entity to another, making processes such as billing and the transmission of purchase orders seamless. It may optionally accept bibliographic records from a vendor, making cataloguing quicker. It was described in the journal "Program: electronic library and information systems" Vol. 44 No. 3, 2010.

    The EDI code, which was written by, will be rebased by ByWater Solutions on the current head of the Koha project. The rebased code will be submitted for possible inclusion in the 3.4 release of Koha.

    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--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:

    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 is a tech worker co-op providing web design, system administration, software development and other computer-related services. The co-op has offered Koha installation services, bespoke training and support since 2003 and is a member of Co-operatives UK that follows the Worker Cooperative Code. To help its communities, it promises that its software will be cooperatively-developed whenever possible. For more information about, please visit: