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    July 13th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Nathan Curulla
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    ByWater Solutions Welcomes Joy Nelson as Migration Support Specialist

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company is proud to welcome Joy Nelson as their Migration Support Specialist. Joy will be working with the rest of the ByWater migration team on the implementation of new customer installations.

    Joy completed her M.I.S. from the University of North Texas and her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. She has worked in libraries over the years starting as a library page in the UVA Medical School Library and most recently, as a cataloger for the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Joy's IT work experience involves work in software testing, quality assurance and database management.

    Joy commented on her recent decision to join the ByWater Solutions team;

    "I am very excited to have the chance to join the ByWater Solutions team where I can combine my love of data with my love of libraries to help clients migrate to Koha with a minimum amount of disruption to them and their patrons. ByWater's stellar reputation for bringing high levels of support to libraries initially attracted me to them and I am thrilled to be part of the team!"

    “Making sure ByWater grows internally to keep up with external growth is a major priority" stated Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater Solutions. He continues; "Joy is a perfect fit for ByWater and will be fulfilling a key role in making sure our customers receive the levels of service we are known for regardless of expansion and growth. We are thrilled to have her on as part of the ByWater solution!"

    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 and Evergreen communities for the strengthening and advancement of the Koha and Evergreen ILSs. For more information about ByWater Solutions, 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, 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:

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