September 8th, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ByWater Solutions and BibLibre Welcome Nicole C. Engard
ByWater Solutions and BibLibre, both open source community supporters and Koha support companies, announced today that they have jointly hired Nicole C. Engard to work with both companies on their Koha Projects and to continue her documentation work on behalf of the Koha community.
Nicole joins ByWater and BibLibre from LibLime where she served as 'Open Source Evangelist'. She has been a pillar of the Koha community since 2008 and acted as document manager for the project: she will continue to play that important role in her new position. Nicole is well known outside of the Koha community as a speaker, teacher and writer. She has also been recognized as one of Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers for 2007.
As Nicole states; "For me open source is all about community and I am so excited to get to continue this community work under the support of two amazing companies.”
Brendan Gallagher CEO of ByWater Solutions stated: “We are extremely exited that Nicole will be working with both companies and we applaud BibLibre’s dedication to the community in co-sponsoring this venture. Nicole will be continuing and advancing the documentation and training needs for the Koha community. We are also proud to form another alliance in the community of support vendors, this time internationally.”
Nicolas Morin, CEO of BibLibre commented: “BibLibre has been working within the Koha community since 2002 and we always felt, as a company, that to be able to harness the full power of the Koha Open Source Community we needed to devote time and resources to the community: we are successful because of the community, not despite the community. So we're very happy to have Nicole at our side to help us make the documentation of Koha better and do what she's so good at: promoting the Koha project and the values it represents.”
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. Check us out! http://www.bywatersolutions.com
BibLibre is the leader of Open Source solutions for Libraries, based in Europe. Koha was created in 2000 as the first Open Source Integrated Library System: our early involvement with the project gave us an extended knowledge of librarianship and the needs of librarians in the age of omnipresent internet and open data. Building on this expertise, we now provide a range of services to libraries: we develop, host, support open source software for libraries worldwide.
To learn more, see http://www.biblibre.com/english