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    August 14th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Nathan Curulla
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    The Indiana Supreme Court Law Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.’ forefront provider of Koha ( support, announced today that the Indiana Supreme Court Law Library is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

    ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the Indiana Supreme Court Law Library in July and will be providing ongoing support and hosting services for them.

    The Indiana Supreme Court Law Library contains a comprehensive collection of legal materials of over 70,000 volumes and is a repository for publications produced under grants from the State Justice Institute. Their customized online catalog can be viewed here:

    Terri L. Ross, Supreme Court Librarian, commented on their migration experience with ByWater:

    “The Indiana Supreme Court Law Library is excited to be supported and hosted by ByWater Solutions. The migration specialists took the time to understand the uniqueness of our legal collection and suggested practical workflows to address problems we’d encountered with previous migrations. We also have appreciated being able to collaborate on customizations for our OPAC, and ByWater staff have taken the time to teach us new tricks along the way.”

    Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater commented on the new partnership:

    “As always we’re happy to welcome a new partner to the ByWater family. The enthusiasm of the team at the Indiana Supreme Court Law Library at choosing and and participating in open source makes this announcement that much more exciting.”

    About the Indiana Supreme Court Law Library:
    The Supreme Court Law Library originated with an 1867 Act of the Indiana legislature which gave custody of the law books then in the State Library to the Supreme Court.

    The primary mission of the Supreme Court Law Library is to support the research needs of the judges, staff and agencies of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court Law Library also serves as the primary law library for many state agencies, the Office of the Governor, the legislature, members of the private bar, and the citizens of Indiana. For more information about the Indiana Supreme Court Law Library 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:

    About ByWater Solutions:
    ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions to support Koha not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit:

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    August 14th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    DALLAS, TX – Amigos Library Services will present a one-day online conference, “Fast-Forward>>The Future of Audio Visual Materials” Friday, September 7. The conference will cover a variety of topics, including identification of different types of media, metadata, digitization, and the preservation of originals as well as digital copies.

    The Fast Forward conference brings together a group of speakers who have practical experience working with all types of collections and the issues surrounding them. Preservation and access is an immediate concern for these collections, and developing a strategy of how to deal with them is imperative. Well known speaker George Blood knows about this firsthand and will kick off the conference with his keynote.
    Two concurrent sessions will run throughout the day. Among the scheduled sessions are:

    • Sounds like…?:Assessment Tools for Audio/Visual Collections, presented by Ann Marie Willer of MIT
    • Voices of Extremism, 1946-1980: An Extensive Audio Documentation Digitally Unveiled, presented by Patrice-Andre Prud’homme of Illinois State University
    • Taking Action: Northwestern University Library’s Digital Preservation Program for Archival Audiovisual Materials, presented by Stefan Elnabli of Northwestern University
    • How Can My A/V Collection Become Relevant Again?, presented by Jennifer M. Eustis of University of Connecticut Libraries
    • Reeling in Your Library’s Film Materials: Identification & Care Basics, presented by Nadia Ghasedi of Washington University in St. Louis
    • Solving Processing Problems by Siobhan C. Hagan of the University of California at Los Angeles
    • Audiovisual Preservation You Can Hold On To, presented by Kimberly Peach of the Association of Recorded Sound Collections

    For the complete schedule and to register, click here. Early bird registration ends August 24, 2012.

    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. 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 our buying power; and preserve the region’s rich cultural heritage. ###