Fort D - Cape Girardeau

Missouri State Library and MOREnet to Rebid Online Resources for FY12

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

This fall, the Missouri State Library and MOREnet will begin the process to rebid the general, health, K-12 and business periodical database service currently awarded to Gale Cengage Learning. The existing set of Gale databases will continue to be available to members through June 30, 2011.

The online resources awarded through the upcoming bid process will be available to members in FY12 beginning July 1, 2011, pending continuation of state funding for these services.

We realize that MOREnet members went through a major transition last year when the online resources contract was awarded to Gale Cengage Learning. However, there have been significant changes in the online resources industry, so we feel it is important to review these services to provide the best offerings to our members. The bid process will begin this fall with the selection of an evaluation panel by the Missouri State Library this month. All major vendors will be invited to participate in the bid process.

Information on the RFP process as well as other updates relating to online resources are sent to the MOREnet online resources contacts. Check for a link to Find My Contact and the Contact Change Form to add or update an online resources contact for your organization.