The Galecia Group has been helping public libraries leverage their use of existing and new technologies since 2000. Our goal is to ensure libraries use people to perform tasks that people do best, and use technology and automation for tasks that machines do best. We analyze materials handling and delivery systems. We build requirements for software and hardware procurements and help with evaluation, selection, and implementation. We analyze staffing and workflows and help libraries make better use of the resources available. And we provide recommendations for automated materials handling systems and RFID that include product specifications, configuration recommendations, cost estimates, cost/benefit analysis, payback periods, and “before and after” staffing scenarios.
The Galecia Group works exclusively with libraries and organizations supporting libraries. We've taken the time to understand the complications associated with integrating third party technology solutions with the library system software, the challenges of working within a larger municipal entity like the county or city, the never-ending problems of shrinking budgets, and the evolution of the library’s physical space from passive warehouse to dynamic community center.
Rule 1: Librarians must ensure that information continues to be available and readily accessible and usable to all people regardless of their intellect, technical abilities, economic standing, location, race, color, creed, gender, sexual preference and religion (or lack thereof).
Rule 2: Librarians must protect the privacy of the people who use their services.
Rule 3: Librarians must explore and take leadership positions in the development of new technologies in order to ensure that they are implemented in ways that do not conflict with the first two rules.
--Inspired by Isaac Asimov's Three Rules of Robotics