2014-2015

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Procure a Next Generation Library System

The Library sought assistance from The Galecia Group to procure a next generation library system.  The goal was not to simply assume that migrating from their current integrated library system (ILS) was a given but instead to explore the options currently available from ILS vendors and their strategic partners.  To that end, The Galecia Group (including Lori Ayre, Lucien Kress and Sam McBane Mulford) worked with the Library to define the requirements for what they would consider a next generation library system.  These requirements were distributed to library vendors from the integrated library system world as well as the vendors that provide critical services to library and which have critical integrations with the ILS such as automated materials handling and RFID vendors, self-service vendors, public computer and copy/print vendors, and discovery layer vendors.  The Galecia team developed an RFP and assisted the Library in evaluating the options.

Based on the findings, the Library decided to pursue a discovery layer solution and forego transitioning from their existing library system for the time being. The decision resulted in a vast improvement for the patron experience with very little disruption to staff and patrons and cost a fraction of what a full ILS migration would have cost (for an insignificant gain on the staff side).

2015-2016

The Newberry

Chicago Ancestors - Online Historical Resource Mapping

ChicagoAncestors.org is an online map allowing users to find and share historical Chicago resources in their own neighborhood or their own family history.

2011-current

Southern California Library Cooperative

Website Development and General Support

Developed a new website for Southern California Library Cooperative. The client was partway through the development of a new website when the contractor went out of business. The Galecia Group stepped in and helped SCLC complete the project. We worked with them to simplify the site to make it more manageable. We continue to provide Drupal maintenance support.

2012-current

Infopeople

Infopeople Website, CRM, and Event Management Suite

Infopeople is a state-wide project that serves as the training arm of the California State Library, primarily serving libraries throughout the state. Infopeople's online and webinar students hail from libraries across the United States and several other countries, numbering in the thousands.

2011-current

State Library of California

GetInvolved Website

Developed a new website for the State Library of California's Get Involved project. The objective of the project is to provide an easy-to-use website for library staff working with library volunteers. The concept was based another site built and maintained by the  Group, the Rural Initiative's Resource Round-Up website, http://resourceroundup.net/.

2016 - 2017

Solano County Library

RFID and Automated Materials Handling Consultation, Procurement and Implementation

This engagement built on previous work done with Solano County in 2006 and 2007.  At that time, the materials handling workflows were analyzed and numerous recommendations made.  Since that time, many of the recommendations had been implemented.  In 2016, Solano County Library contacted Lori Ayre of The Galecia Group to assist them in re-evaluated the recommendations given changing conditions. After conducting site visits, reviewing current data and working closely with the Library, a revised set of recommendations were developed and the Library began the procurement process shortly thereafter.

Ayre developed the RFP for procuring the recommended AMH and RFID technologies and is working with the Library to select a vendor.  This process includes guiding the Library through the evaluation process which includes the RFP development plus evaluation, facilitating demonstrations and faciliating scoring and final vendor selection.