Libraries love the idea of open source, but believe that they need a huge IT staff to pull it off. That's where Bywater comes in—their support replaces the need for a more robust IT staff.
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In this week's open source news roundup, we take a look at 10 years of Git, an Open Business Models Initiative, library open source software, and more! Open source news roundup for April 4 - 10, 2015
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In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the the new Ubuntu smartphone, Tower drone flight control app, farmers get open source, and more! February 7 - 13, 2015
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Melissa Lefebvre is interviewed for Careers in Open Source Week at Opensource.com on her experience as an operations manager for the open source library system, Koha.
0 comments Posted 14 Aug 2014 by Nicole C. Engard Feed
Kyle Hall of ByWater Solutions shares with us what it's like to help libraries switch to open source, by the hundreds.
1 comment Posted 13 Aug 2014 by Kyle M Hall Feed
When I first started working at ByWater Solutions the company was in its infancy, and as such couldn't afford a full time employee, but that didn't stop them from hiring me. ByWater Solutions provides support, hosting, training, and development for the Koha open source integrated library system.... Read more
0 comments Posted 6 Aug 2014 by Nicole C. Engard Feed
The other day I heard the phrase every open source educator hates to hear: "Well, you get what you pay for..." So, this time in my talk to the group, instead of explaining that 'free' means 'free as in freedom' not 'free of cost', I changed it up. I replied, "You're right you do."
16 comments Posted 26 Jun 2014 by Nicole C. Engard Feed
open source library management system Koha
A small public library serving a population of 30,000 in New Zealand developed and released the world’s first open source library management system in 2000. Horowhenua Library Trust named the system Koha, which is a New Zealand Māori custom meaning gift or contribution. This is a story of why we... Read more
9 comments Posted 16 Apr 2014 by Joann Ransom Feed
brand community balance
While compiling OSS Watch's list of Open Source Options for Education, I discovered Koha, an open source Integrated Library System (ILS). I discovered, with some confusion, that there seemed to be several ILS systems called Koha. Investigation into the reason for this uncovered a story which... Read more
5 comments Posted 16 Apr 2013 by Mark Johnson Feed
open books
When I think back, I can't remember my first involvement in the Koha community. I remember talking to Chris Cormack on Instant Messenger nearly everyday before ever really communicating with the community has a whole. I remember trying to find a job working with Koha when it was time for me to move... Read more
1 comment Posted 4 Mar 2013 by Nicole C. Engard Feed