SEKnFind: the SEKLS automation consortium

SEKnFind is the name given to the Southeast Kansas Library System’s regional automation consortium using Koha open source software.

The first 4 libraries went live on SEKnFind on Nov. 4, 2008. Currently there are 9 libraries using SEKnFind: Bronson Public Library, Chanute Public Library, Coffeyville Public Library, Hamilton City Library, Independence Public Library, Iola Public Library, Madison Public Library, Parker/Linn County Library District #1, and Savonburg Public Library. Two additional libraries, Howard City Library and Galena Public Library, are undergoing retrospective conversion and should begin using SEKnFind for circulation by the fall of 2009. SEKLS expects to expand the SEKnFind consortium annually.

Libraries on SEKnFind share a common database, and holds placed on materials may be filled by any member of the consortium. The project has greatly aided resource sharing among members, and the SEKnFind catalog is part of the virtual Kansas Library Catalog as well.

The SEKnFind project has been funded in part by an LSTA grant from the State Library of Kansas.

Visit the SEKnFind catalog at seknfind.kohalibrary.com

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