2009-2013

Califa

Library Collaboration - Open Source - Open Libraries Project

Helped establish and  managed the Open Source Open Libraries Consortium in cooperation with Peninsula Library System and Califa. The goal of the consortia was to "empower libraries and library consortia by encouraging participation and collaboration in software products generally, and encouraging them to consider an Open Source Library System such as Koha or Evergreen."

Over the course of the project we moved 9 library systems to Koha and helped three library systems begin evaluating Evergreen and Fulfillment. The project was concluded in October, 2013.

2013

Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

Library RFID Procurement

Lori Ayre worked with Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library to meet with Library stakeholders and clarify the short and long-term goals related to their planned RFID procurement and to learn more about the realities of RFID use in libraries. Building on this initial meeting, Ayre worked with the Library to develop an RFP and procurement plan. Ayre drafted the RFP, developed a scoring instrument, and also created a demo script and scoring instrument for the demo.  

2012-2013

Marin County Free Library

Library Materials Handling Evaluation Related to Branch Remodels

Evaluated the feasibility of implementing AMH systems in the branches and assistied with materials handling workflow optimization related to branch remodels. Project included making recommendations for new equipment, workroom layout, automation and modified workflows.

2012

Califa

Library Collaboration - Califa E-Books Project

Provide strategic and technical consulting assistance for Califa e-books project that involves establishing an ebooks platform based initially on the Douglas County model (in which titles are owned by the library rather than leased).  Current plans include expanding the platform to support shared collections. 

2009-2012

King County Library System

Open Source Consultation and IMLS Grant Development and Implementation

Acted as Lead Consultant on KCLS in implementation of IMLS grant entitled Empowered By Open Source. Below is the start of the final report on the project as submitted to IMLS:

2011-2012

Fenway Libraries Online

Statewide Library Virtual Catalog System Procurement

This project was done in partnership with Melissa Stockton of Quipu Group. It involved developing a procurement strategy for replacing Massachusetts' current resource-sharing product (SirsiDynix URSA) and then taking the stakeholders through RFP development, evaluation and demos and eventually through to selection.  

2011-2012

Sonoma, Napa and Partners

Library Consortium Shared Library System Procurement

Developed requirements for an integrated library system. The project included providing a set of "starter requirements" appropriate for this library system and working with focus groups to finalize and prioritize the requirements. The final requirements list will be utilized in a forthcoming RFP. Working in partnership with Quipu Group.

2011-2012

Illinois Library Association

Statewide Library Delivery Analysis and Recommendations

The Illinois Library Association had been leading an effort to provide for cost-effective solutions to the changing library landscape in Illinois. After nine regional systems were merged into two (RAILS, and IHLS), they hired The Galecia Group to provide an analysis about how best to go forward with merging the delivery operations from each of the nine regions and to share best practices.  

2011-2012

Vermont Department of Libraries

Library Consortium Open Source Library System Evaluation and Selection

Worked with Catamount Library Network to evaluate Koha and Evergreen, two open source ILS options, under consideration. The project included fleshing out two documents that comprehensively define Koha and Evergreen functionality, to articulate the short- and long-term objectives of the network, and then to identify the differentiating factors.  

Lori Ayre worked with the group to capture information about their needs and to help prioritize them. Ultimately, the group was able to identify for themselves the ILS choice that best met their needs.

2011

Willard Library

Library Technology Consultation (Windows, SaaS, Linux and Virtual Servers)

Assisted library with choosing between staying in their current Windows server environment or moving to a Linux environment using virtual servers or moving to an Software as a Service (Saas) environment hosted by the ILS vendor.