Library- and information-related products and services
  (mostly) Colorado companies serving the library community

Quipu Group LLC >>>

THE QUIPU GROUP is a team of information technology professionals who provide contracting and consulting services to libraries and to organizations supporting libraries.  Our goal is to provide products and services to the library community which helps in solving the technological problems and opportunities they face today.

Products: Cultural Connections…Mobile Bridge…Coba…Patron Address Verification…Mobile Tagger…Library2Library.
Services: Website development…application development (custom programming)…website management.
Consulting: Quipu Group offers industry leading consulting for Integrated Library Systems (ILS) and technical and application consulting.

Bates Information Services >>>

One of the world's leading research and consulting companies — providing business research and research training services for companies in a diverse array of industries. Firm principal and founder Mary Ellen Bates is widely known as one of the world's leading business researchers. Mary Ellen has written hundreds of articles and white papers, conducted hundreds of speaking engagements related to research, and has provided expert comment on research topics to many media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Business Week, Forbes, National Public Radio, Wired, Computerworld, and more. Bates also routinely conducts workshops and training programs on various aspects of online and Internet research.

Growing Local Economies >>>

Our mission at Growing Local Economies is to help local communities become more prosperous by leveraging their assets to support local entrepreneurs. We can help you find the best solutions for your community by working with you to identify the local assets, potential partners, and technical resources needed to create and sustain an entrepreneurial support initiative.

Libraries: Libraries are natural partners in local economic development efforts. To be successful, aspiring entrepreneurs need good information—about their markets, customers, industry, and competitors. Libraries have trained information providers who know how to access and use information resources to answer specific questions.

We offer training to public and university library staff to help them connect to and support economic development initiatives in their communities. Our e-book, Creating an Entrepreneur-Friendly Public Library, is available for purchase.

Keith Curry Lance >>>

Consulting: Do you just need some off-site advice? Is your issue something that can be dealt with in a few phone calls or e-mails? If the issue has anything to do with research, survey or sample design, or how to get the most out of all the data your library collects, Keith may be able to help as a consultant.
Research: Keith is available to lead or contribute to a wide variety of research projects that assess the social, economic, and educational impact of libraries.
Facilitation: Facilitation services include guiding the development of questions, advising on how to recruit key informants and focus group participants, conducting or recording interviews, leading guided discussions, writing reports of events, and presenting reports to decision-making bodies.
Presentations: Keith is available as a speaker at local, state, regional, national, and international events for librarians, educators, and public policy-makers. Presentations on these and other topics will be updated for, and customized to, your audience's specific needs. For more information about topics on which he is prepared to present, see the annual announcement he sends to state library agencies and state and regional library associations.

Pattern Research, Inc.  >>>

PATTERN RESEARCH, Inc. offers research, consulting and training for innovators in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. We have provided "Tools for Explorers" since 1975. Pat Wagner, Leif Smith, Tim Sullard are the team that bring you programs and materials to address your organization’s needs for advancing to the next level. Customized topics include communication, conflict management, economics, strategic planning, customer service, marketing, entrepreneurship, career development.


AccessInformation >>>

We are one of the oldest information professional companies in the country and the largest of our type in Denver and the Rocky Mountain region. For over 30 years we have delivered key information for decision-making to attorneys and business executives.

Our staff of reputable professional researchers understands the demands of the fast-paced business community and the needs of knowledge workers. We pride ourselves on the personal attention afforded each client and on the quality of the information and products that we provide.

___Access Information >>>

___Ayers Public Relations >>>

___Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture >>>

___Bates Information Services >>>

___The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries >>>

___Digital Information Law >>>

___Growing Local Economies >>>

___Humphries / Poli Architects  >>>

___Keith Curry Lance >>>

___Pattern Research, Inc. >>>

___Quipu Group LLC >>>

Humphries / Poli Architects >>>

Award-winning library architects – Bennett Library, Paonia Library, Louisville Public Library.

A highly acclaimed architecture practice known for innovative design and planning, Humphries Poli Architects is comprised of a diverse group of professionals who reflect a commitment to exceptional design solutions and comprehensive process. Humphries Poli Architects strives to create special places that reflect the best in ourselves, our clients and the communities that we design in.

Humphries Poli Architects, P.C. was founded in 1994 by Dennis Humphries, AIA and Joseph J. Poli, AIA, setting community commitment through design excellence as their cornerstone. HPA's expertise has since grown to include the private and public sector; new structures and adaptive reuse; master planning and interior design, as well as reuse and conservation of historic facilities. This broad expertise is the foundation of solutions that are specific to their clients, communities, site, mission, program and budget.


Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture >>>

Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture has been a part of the architectural community in the Rocky Mountain Region for 35 years. Located in Denver, BRSA architects work throughout the U.S. They design places for people to learn, work, and play.

Focus of work is community recreation centers; educational facilities; libraries; performance centers; and government office buildings
Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture is a national leader in building community: Designing inspired community architecture: places to learn, work and play.

The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries >>>

The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, commonly referred to as "the Alliance," founded in 1974, is a consortium of ten institutions representing thirteen major libraries located in Colorado and Wyoming, whose driving force is cooperation, the sharing of purchasing power, material and ideas. Its products and services include Prospector, Gold Rush, and the Alliance Digital Repository (ADR).

> Prospector is a unified catalog of 40 academic, public and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming, providing interlibrary loan access to over 30 million items.
> Gold Rush is an electronic serials management service developed by the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries helping libraries across the country manage subscriptions to electronic resources and provide improved public access for their electronic journals and databases.
> The Alliance Digital Repository (ADR) is a preservation-oriented consortial digital repository service for institution-specific digital repositories for Alliance members and ADR affiliates.

Digital Information Law >>>

Gretchen McCord is a State of Texas licensed attorney and a Certified Information Privacy Professional. Her law practice focuses on providing consulting, legal advice, and training in areas of privacy and copyright law. She specializes in assisting libraries, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations, which may be due to her six-year experience as an academic librarian.

Gretchen is an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Information, where she teaches the course "Legal Issues for Information Professionals." During both her library and legal careers, Gretchen has written and spoken extensively on copyright and privacy issues of concern to educators and librarians, and related issues.

Ayers Public Relations >>>

We do libraries

We see the big picture.  And why wouldn't we?

With more than 50 years of experience in issues management and marketing public relations, we understand what it takes to ensure your messages reach those who care about them the most.