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Library Web-Scale Discovery Services for Higher Education

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Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000397001

Bid Title: Library Web-Scale Discovery Services for Higher Education

Agency Bid No. Title: Not Stated

Received Date: 10/19/2015

Close Date: 11/19/2015

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point: University of Maine, Maine

Delivery Date: Not Stated


Specifications include, but are not limited to: The preferred Discovery Services solution will meet the following requirements.1. Provides quick response, personalized attention and direction for customers,a transparent, usable list of indexed content to share with users.2. Provides access to the broadest possible spectrum of library content includingbooks, periodicals, audiovisual materials, institutional repository items, digitalcollections, and open access content.3. Provides the richest possible metadata for all indexed items, includingcitations, descriptors, abstracts, and full text.4. Provides regular and timely updates of licensed content as well as on-demandupdates of local content.5. Provides clear and consistent indexing of records from a variety of differentsources and in a variety of different formats.6. Supports indexing and searching of foreign-language materials using nonRomancharacters.7. Supports incorporation of content not included in the central index viafederated searching.8. Includes and makes discoverable additional content not owned or licensed bythe library.9. Provides smart search features such as autocomplete, autocorrect, autostemming,thesaurus matching, stop-word filtering, keyword.10. Provides advanced search options such as field searching, Booleanoperators, proximity searching, nesting, wildcard/truncation, etc.11. Allows users to browse the index by facets such as format, author, subject,region, era, etc.12. Provides discipline-, format-, or location-specific search options that allowsearches to be limited to a set of predefined resources or criteria.13. Provides useful results using an effective and locally customizable relevancyranking algorithm.14. Provides an effective method for identifying and managing duplicate recordswithin results.15. Groups different manifestations of the same work together in a single recordor cluster.16. Provides alternative options for sorting results by criteria such as date, title,author, call number, etc.17. Provides real-time local holdings and availability information within searchresults.18. Supports openURL linking to facilitate seamless access from search results toelectronic full text and related services.19. Provides direct links to original records in their native source.20. Provides useful output options such as print, email, text, cite, export, etc.21. Provides personalization features that allow users to customize preferences,save results, bookmark items, create lists, etc.22. Provides recommendations to help users locate similar items or relatedresources.23. Allows users to search and retrieve records without requiring authentication.

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Product Codes: 92040, 91871, 91596, 92002, 92064

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: University of Maine System

State: Maine

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Robin Cyr, Office of Strategic Procurement




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