Library Automation

KanShare Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that KanShare in Derby, Kansas is now live on Koha! KanShare is a consortium comprised of Derby Public Library, Park City Public Library and Andover Public Library.

ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 180,000 plus holdings from LibLime, Polaris and AgentVerso and is also providing ongoing support services to the library. The library’s customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at:

Donna Bachowski, Educator at ByWater Solutions, recently commented on their migration:

During training staff were thrilled and said they were excited to use Koha!

About Derby Public Library

The idea of a library for the city of Derby came up in 1957. By mid-1958 the library had become a reality and opened in two rooms in the back of City Hall. Just two years later, the library moved to a new home on North Baltimore. The library had a couple more homes over the next 30 years, before moving into its location where City Hall currently stands on Mulberry. On Nov. 14, 2009, the library opened the doors at its current location at 1600 E Walnut Grove, just around the corner from City Hall.

Here are some firsts for the library:

  • 1970: started loaning 16mm films
  • 1985: a new IBM computer was purchased to help expedite interlibrary loans
  • 1996: Derby was the first library in Sedgwick County to provide public Internet access
  • 2006: Playaways were added to the library collection

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Park City Public Library

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About Andover Public Library

Andover Public Library brings people, ideas and information together in a publicly supported space to build community, inspire imagination and promote a lifelong love of learning through physical and virtual experiences.

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About ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality Koha support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions for Koha support not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, 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:

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Jessica Zairo
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
ByWater Solutions

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