Government Contract | North Carolina
Consulting services to conduct assessment and strategic planning for NC Cardinal

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000437782

Bid Title: Consulting services to conduct assessment and strategic planning for NC Cardinal

Agency Bid No. Title: 46-16-297

Received Date: 12/11/2015

Close Date: 01/05/2016

Purchase Type: completed not later than June 29, 2016

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Questions Due By 12/14/2015 05:00 PM


Specifications include, but are not limited to:NC Cardinal is a State Library of North Carolina project established in 2011. Its mission is to provide North Carolina public libraries with the framework, tools, and expertise necessary to achieve operational efficiencies and cost savings through the use of a single, shared online catalog and to provide library patrons with improved access to materials through resource sharing services. Public library participation in NC Cardinal is voluntary and managed through an annual application process. The Library Development Section of the State Library administers the project and facilitates system support, training, and oversight of system-wide policies and procedures. At the present time, the common Integrated Library System(ILS) used by NC Cardinal is Evergreen, an open-source system. Evergreen provides patron search and hold capabilities (online catalog), circulation functionality, patron administration, cataloging functions, acquisitions management, reports, serials management, booking reservations, and notification systems as well as linkages to third party library vendors and SIP-enabled sources. Evergreen is designed to work with large consortia and is currently used by library systems in 20 states throughout the United States and in 7 nations. These systems represent a wide variety of library types: government libraries; academic libraries; and regional, county, and municipal public libraries. NC Cardinal currently includes 27 public library systems (130 branches) serving 35 of North Carolinas 100 counties. Library types include municipal, county, and regional systems. Additional public library systems have requested to join NC Cardinal and approximately 12-15 library migrations are anticipated over the next 3 years. NC Cardinal statistics for FY2014-15 include: Average monthly circulations: 675,000 Average monthly resource sharing transits: 125,000 Number of Bibliographic Records: 1.8 million Number of items: 5.1 million Number of Active patron records: 1 million+ Current Database Size 233 GB

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Product Codes: 91890, 91800, 91838

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: State of North Carolina - Department of Cultural Resources

State: North Carolina

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Cynthia Armes Archives and History Building, 109 East Jones Street, 3rd Floor, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27601

Phone: 919-807-7285




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