[Libs-Or] Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee Update

Arlene Weible arlene.weible at state.or.us
Thu Dec 13 07:59:44 PST 2012

The Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee (SDLAC) would like to update the Oregon library community about its recent activities.
The SDLAC is a committee of the LSTA Advisory Council, which advises the Oregon State Library Board of Trustees. Our primary responsibility is to advise on the drafting of requests for proposal, to review proposals, recommend database(s) to license, and to advise about the allocation of costs (when necessary) to libraries participating in the Statewide Database Licensing Program.
At the November 2012 meeting, Jane Nichols of Oregon State University Libraries was elected the new committee chair. SDLAC members also recognized outgoing chair Canon Crawford from Marylhurst University for his service over the last year. Under his leadership, SDLAC prepared its first annual report<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/technology/sdlp/SDLACAnnualReport2012.04.20.pdf>, which provides an overview of the Statewide Database Licensing Program and the committee's activities.
In the upcoming year, the SDLAC will focus on developing a RFP for the procurement of statewide databases in anticipation of the end of the current contract in 2014. The committee has scheduled 3 meetings over the next 6 months to work on the RFP document. Each member of the committee will be seeking input from their designated constituency as the RFP is developed. A list of members<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/technology/sdlp/index.aspx#Advisory_Committee___Meeting_Minutes> and the constituencies they serve is available on the Statewide Database Licensing Program<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/technology/sdlp/index.aspx> web site. You are encouraged to contact your committee liaison with comments and concerns about the program.
Interested in our work? Look for the State Library's call for nominations in early 2013. Committee members representing Private Academic Libraries, Public Libraries serving over 100,000, and a Resource Sharing System for the next term (7/1/2013-6/30/2016) will be needed. Contact Arlene Weible with questions or to express your interest.
Please contact us if you have any other questions about the statewide databases!
Jane Nichols, Chair of SDLAC
Oregon State University Libraries & Press
Phone: 541-737-7269<tel:541-737-7269>
Email: jane.nichols at oregonstate.edu<mailto:jane.nichols at oregonstate.edu>

Canon Crawford, Past Chair
Marylhurst University
Phone: 503-699-6261<tel:503-699-6261>
Email: ccrawford at marylhurst.edu<mailto:ccrawford at marylhurst.edu>

Arlene Weible, SDLP Coordinator
Oregon State Library
Phone: 503-378-5020<tel:503-378-5020>
Email: arlene.weible at state.or.us<mailto:arlene.weible at state.or.us>

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