Perry-Lecompton Community Library Joins NEKLS and Chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha Support

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Perry-Lecompton Community Library Joins NEKLS and Chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.’ forefront provider of Koha support, is happy to welcome the Perry-Lecompton Community Library to the Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS).

In mid September, Perry-Lecompton Community Library joined the NExpress Shared Regional Catalog, with the addition of 6,600 items. The library is the forty-first public library to join NExpress. The shared catalog, which will hit one million items in 2013 with the addition of its first school library members in April, now services over 110,000 patrons in northeast Kansas.

Brendan Gallagher, CEO, commented on the newest addition to the NEKLS shared Koha system:

“The NExpress shared catalog is the perfect example of how open source can bring people and libraries together. In addition to choosing an open source ILS, Perry-Lecomption has agreed to share and collaborate with area libraries and that makes the team at ByWater Solutions very excited.”

About the NExpress Shared Catalog:

The NExpress automation service enables libraries of all types and sizes to provide rapid and direct access to shared library resources through a technically advanced library automation system at a reduced cost, with training, technical support and software enhancements provided by NEKLS. The NExpress service is an web-based automation service that features flexible searching, item availability status, and the ability for library users to directly place requests for items in the collection of any participating library, with delivery by courier to the patron’s local library. 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,XHTML, 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 ByWater Solutions:

With over 10 years of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, support options and development of the enterprise class open source library system, Koha. Offering a 24/7 technical helpline, ByWater Solutions’ clients have the support system they need to make their software work for them. ByWater Solutions pledges to share 100% of all developed code to the Koha community for the strengthening and advancement of the Koha ILS. For more information about ByWater Solutions, please visit:

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