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2008 Statewide Resource Sharing Request for Purchase


OHIONET, on behalf of the State Library of Ohio and a multistate collaborative of State Libraries and regional library groups, has issued an RFP to identify and acquire an open source statewide resource sharing platform. The desired product would provide a seamless resource sharing solution, developed and released under an open source framework, in an environment of disparate integrated library systems (ILSs).  Specific information about the goals, requirements, timeline, and process is documented fully within the RFP, available here in 2 formats: MS Word and PDF.
We strongly encourage all organizations and/or software vendors to read the RFP and consider responding to the RFP if the proposal is within the scope of your products and company's offerings. Formal responses must be submitted by January 30, 2009 by 3:00pm Eastern Standard Time to be considered.
The State Library of Ohio is providing project management support to this process and web access to the RFP document and supporting materials.
An FAQ has been created and posted to this site with questions that have come in during the RFP process.
Please contact the State Library of Ohio if there are questions concerning the RFP, via information provided below. 
State Library of Ohio contact:
David Namiotka
Director - Information Systems and Technology
State Library of Ohio
274 East 1st Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
phone: 614.728.4988
fax: 614.387.0600


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