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For libraries interested in using Library Simplified but who prefer not to implement and maintain the technologies internally, nonprofit specialists Amigos, Califa, and LYRASIS are available to provide end-to-end setup and onboarding services. These service providers also offer low-cost frontline service support for libraries.
Amigos Library Services
Amigos Library Services is a nonprofit membership-based organization dedicated to serving libraries. Consisting of more than 500 libraries and cultural heritage institutions, Amigos Library Services has helped member libraries deliver a higher level of service to their communities through innovation, collaboration, and partnerships for more than 40 years. Benefits of Amigos membership include a comprehensive array of services such as negotiated discounts on electronic information resources, opportunities for continuing professional education, access to a rich array of topical online conferences, reliable courier services, and more.
Amigos Library Services manages the SimplyE infrastructure for both Amigos member and non-member libraries. They help libraries configure the SimplyE for patron use, as well as support the service after implementation.
Califa Group is a nonprofit library membership consortium of more than 220 libraries and is the largest library network in California. Founded in 2004, Califa brokers and facilitates the procurement of library products; manages master contracts and pricing agreements with publishers and vendors; works closely with the California State Library in administering statewide projects supported by federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant funds; offers Continuing Education and Professional Development (CD/PD) training for library staff through the Infopeople project; and operates enkilibrary.org, the first nonprofit-developed ebook platform for libraries where libraries own the ebooks they purchase. Califa is currently managing a California State Library grant that is laying the groundwork for deploying Library Simplified as a subscription service. Califa offers a hosted subscription solution for libraries who want to deploy SimplyE and Library Simplified. Califa’s turnkey Library Simplified subscription service includes full system implementation, from ILS authentication to ebook vendor and SimplyE app integration.
LYRASIS is a nonprofit membership organization that supports enduring access to shared academic, scientific, and cultural heritage through leadership in open technologies, content services, digital solutions, and collaboration with archives, libraries, museums, and knowledge communities worldwide. LYRASIS is collaborating with DPLA to offer fully hosted implementations of Library Simplified to public libraries.
LYRASIS offers a fully hosted deployment of the Library Simplified software on cloud-based infrastructure for both members and non-members. The LYRASIS team manages the proper setup and configuration of the software, administers the cloud-based hardware via Amazon Web Services, and supports libraries with the launch of the SimplyE mobile applications to patrons. LYRASIS hosting also includes online orientation sessions to the Library Simplified and SimplyE systems for library administrators.