The mission of the Rural Initiative Resources Clearinghouse (Resource Roundup) was to create and maintain an online archive of resources to support California's rural public library directors and staff in serving their public mission more efficiently. By seeking out and sharing examples of commonly needed documents, materials, and programs in all aspects of library operations and services, the Clearinghouse benefits rural libraries by eliminating the need to "reinvent the wheel" for every new policy, practice, procedure or project needed at the local level.
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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/.
Managed website redesign. Project included implementation of events calendar using PHP iCalendar. Developed custom membership management system and online directory.
Assisted with migration and redevelopment of lii.org intranet and extranet.
Implemented complete website redesign. Made recommendations for server and desktop upgrades, network printing solutions, email managemnet. Implemented recommendations.
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.