Jess Freeman

Round the Bays 2018 - lessons learnt

I'll be honest, enrolling and organising a fun run for colleagues, sounded like anything but 'fun'. How does the words fun and run even go together? I suspect using the tag “...

Kathryn Tyree

Open values at VALA2018

Around about now I should start emailing you to say, “come and talk to Catalyst about your library technology plans! Visit me at Stand 44 at #Vala2018!” right? Well, yes,...

Donna Benjamin

An introduction to Inkscape for absolute beginners

Image credits : John Morgan on Flickr, CC BY 2.0

Inkscape is a powerful, open source desktop application for creating two-dimensional scalable vector...

Donna Benjamin

Congratulations Brimbank Libraries! Welcome to the Koha Community.

Late last year, Brimbank Libraries undertook a major upgrade to their library software system. With the support of Catalyst IT, Brimbank replaced their 20 year old library...

Bruno Lago

Serverless Computing in OpenStack

Qinling delivers Function as a Service (Serverless Computing) in OpenStack clouds.

Lingxian Kong and Feilong Wang are senior cloud engineers from the...

Russell Michell

Blockchain 101 - part 2


In my previous post I covered key concepts fundamental to understanding blockchain technology, and detailed a small handful of real world use-cases. In this...

Jess Freeman

Work In Progress

On November 8, some Catalystas attended the Work in Progress Conference in Wellington. 

We had the privilege of listening to a whole day of incredible speakers...

Gavin Porter

Moving away from Symantec Certificate Authorities

An ever-growing number of security issues have been identified with certificates issued by Symantec Certificate Authorities (CAs) over recent years. Affected certificates...

Alex Lawn

Cutting our AWS spend in half

It often seems that, by default, our AWS monthly spends go in only one direction - up.

Our AWS cost reduction strategy has evolved over time, through the work we’ve...

Gavin Porter

Security vulnerabilities: what you need to know


Overnight, security weaknesses have been published in the WPA2 protocol used by most home and commercial Wi-Fi systems, including public Wi-Fi. The attack that...

Chris Cormack, Brendan A. Gallagher

Koha plus FOLIO: a solution for connected library services


Catalyst and Bywater Solutions are both vendors for Koha library management system. We have worked together in the Koha community for 8...

Russell Michell

Blockchain 101

You’ve heard of bitcoin, and you read about Silk Road a while back. Bitcoin is just ‘geek money’ and you can’t possibly do anything useful with it... right?