Library Automation

Ellinwood School joins CKLS and chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha and Aspen Discovery Support.

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that Ellinwood School joins CKLS (Central Kansas Library System) and chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha and Aspen Discovery Support.

ByWater completed the migration of over 31,000 bibliographic records, 33,000 item records, and 1900 borrowers.

You can view the Aspen Catalog here:

Valerie Burnett, Data Migration Librarian at ByWater Solutions, recently commented on the migration:

The CKLS consortium is a great new home for the Ellinwood School library catalogues. The Koha database will be a valuable tool for them.
I look forward to seeing how these libraries thrive with CKLS and ByWater Solutions."

About CKLS

The Central Kansas Library System supports library services in 17 counties in Central Kansas: Barton, Cloud, Ellis, Ellsworth, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Osborne, Ottawa, Pawnee (contracting), Phillips, Republic, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Saline, and Smith counties.

The Central Kansas Library System improves and supports library service within its region.

The goal of the Central Kansas Library System is to respond to needs articulated by member librarians and trustees through specific programs that offer a level of service not affordable in local communities. CKLS pools resources and used modern technology to help local librarians serve their patrons better. CKLS also offers direct services to rural residents and those who need special services because of disability. Anyone living within the System boundaries can get the library materials they want by using the collections of local libraries or by contacting CKLS directly.


About ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in the first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information 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, HTML5, 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 Aspen Discovery

Aspen is a full-featured Discovery System that integrates with e-content and other 3rd party providers, giving your patrons comprehensive access to all of your materials in one place. Aspen combines your library catalog with e-content, digital archives, and enrichment from all major third-party providers improves relevancy and ease of use, provides native reading recommendations, displays all formats of titles within one result (FRBR) and much more. Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems with less of an impact on library budgets. For more information about Aspen please visit:

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Jessica Zairo
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions

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