GALCO is now
being managed by the New Jersey State Library
Please see their
Page for more information
Survey of GALCO experience:
Thank you to those of
you who have already responded to the survey. While we've heard from
some of you, it is essential that we get feedback from all of the
As you know, we're preparing
to hand the Get a Library
Card Online Project over to the State
Library with an eye on expanding the project statewide.
We have statistics on use of the service at participating libraries. From informal feedback we have heard that this was easy to do and
worked out great.
Before the handover, we want to have a more complete picture of what
has worked - and not worked - in implementing online
library card applications at your
Please take a few minutes to complete this short
survey and share your feedback with us at:
Library Cards Online
Mentioned at OCLC Symposium:
click here for brief (1:15)
clip (choose 'open' if prompted)
Jennifer Rice, of
Consulting, was a featured panelist at OCLC's MidWinter
Symposium, "Extreme Makeover: Library Edition." During
her 30 minute presentation she twice touched on the importance of
library's offering cards online.
CLICK HERE To listen to or view Jennifer's complete
presentation, or the complete symposium (which included thoughtful
presentations by Omar Wasow, Antony Brewerton and Patricia Martin
Subject: GALCO Participant
Survey now online
participating library survey is now up at:
Subject: Ready to go live
tomorrow (Wed, 10/12)
Well, the day has come. We are
ready to go live with the GALCO project
tomorrow morning. Auto-Graphics will add the GALCO banner ad to the JerseyClicks homepage and
JerseyClicks login page tomorrow.
GALCO banners are available for your
website at: http://www.sjrlc.org/GALCO/logos.
The banners should be linked to:
Complete project documentation is available at
Please let me know if I can answer any questions or provide any
support as we launch the service.
Thank you once again for your participation, feedback and
Subject: GALCO: Delayed go live date
It has just
come to our attention that our principal contact at
Auto-Graphics, and the only person who can make changes to
the GALCO system, is leaving for a three week vacation in
Europe on Monday.
Under those circumstances we believe that it would be best
to delay the start of the project until after his return. We
are now currently anticipating a start date of
Wednesday, October 12.
This will give you time to develop and refine your
procedures for processing card applications, and give your
staff more time to become comfortable with the system.
For those of you who were raring to go we really apologize
for the delay. Going live with no support however, doesn't
seem like a viable choice.
A question came up about whether or not your staff can be
automatically notified every time a customer applies for a card.
Indeed, the GALCO System will generate email to your library
every time someone applies for a card. I'm
attaching a screen shot
for illustrative purposes. These instructions will be reflected
in the final documentation.
This information will be added to the GALCO webpage at: http://www.sjrlc.org/galco
Please send any questions, comments or feedback to yours truly.
The GALCO System is now
functioning. We envision these next steps/timeline to
Between now and Sept 20th, you and your
staff can familiarize yourselves with the GALCO system.
Your logins and passwords are available
The User Guide and Manual are available
The URL for Admin login is:
The URL for Customer login is:
Send any feedback, suggestions or concerns
about the system to Peter Bromberg at
Feedback will be shared with AG and
changes/adjustments will be made to GALCO system as needed.
We would like go live to the public on
September 21st. How does that sound to you?
Just prior to going live, libraries can post
GALCO banner ads on their homepage and other appropriate
areas of their website. Banner ads will also be placed
on the JerseyClicks website. Banner ads are
available at: http://www.sjrlc.org/GALCO/logos.
A copy of this
email and all related links and documentation are available on
the GALCO project page at: http://www.sjrlc.org/GALCO. Thank you all again
for your participation and patience with the development
- Peter Bromberg,
Program Coordinator, SJRLC