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    September 10th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Nathan Curulla
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    ByWater Solutions Welcomes Melissa Lefebvre as Operations Manager

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.’ forefront provider of Koha support, is happy to welcome Melissa Lefebvre as its new Operations Manager. Melissa will be working as a project and communications manager for ByWater and will facilitate communication and operations for the migration and development departments, as well as contribute to the everyday support of ByWater’s seven hundred-plus library customers.

    Melissa received her MLS from Southern Connecticut State University, and her BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology. She has worked on Evergreen, another open source ILS system, for four years as Project Manager at Bibliomation, Inc., a large public and school consortium in Connecticut. Melissa plans on using her skills to contribute code to the Koha community whenever possible. In her spare time she enjoys taking architectural photographs, reading, and spending time with her family.

    Melissa commented on her recent decision to join ByWater Solutions:

    “I am very excited to be joining the ByWater team. Over the past four years, I have been working specifically with open source systems and libraries. For me, open source puts the control into the librarians hands. They have a direct impact on the direction and functionality of the system, and I am honored to be helping libraries achieve their goals through Koha, and ByWater.”

    Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater commented on Melissa’s move to ByWater:

    “We are overjoyed to have Melissa as part of the ByWater team. I have had the pleasure of working with Melissa in the past and know that she is the perfect fit for the crucial role of Operations Manager for ByWater. We are excited for our partners to get to know Melissa and look forward to a long and productive relationship with her.”

    About ByWater Solutions:

    With over 10 years of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, support options and development of the enterprise class open source library system, Koha. 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 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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    September 10th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Call for Papers (and apologies for cross-posting):

    The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.

    We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 23rd issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 23rd issue, which is scheduled for publication in mid-January 2014, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at or to by Friday, October 11, 2013. When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.

    C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
    * Practical applications of library technology (both actual and hypothetical)
    * Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they were done and challenges faced
    * Case studies
    * Best practices
    * Reviews
    * Comparisons of third party software or libraries
    * Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
    * Project management and communication within the library environment
    * Assessment and user studies

    C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication. While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure. Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals. Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code. For more information, visit C4LJ's Article Guidelines or browse articles from the first 21 issues published on our website:

    Remember, for consideration for the 23rd issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to no later than Friday, October 11, 2013.

    Send in a submission. Your peers would like to hear what you are doing.

    Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee