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DF Ebsco 2012

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DC Public Library, DF Ebsco 2012
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DETERMINATION AND FINDINGSFOR SOLE SOURCE PROCUREMENTFINDINGS1.Authorization:
19 DCMR § 4320.7.
2.Minimum Need:
The District of Columbia Public Library has a need to procure an EBSCOPublishing online subscription package. 
3.Estimated Fair and Reasonable Price:
$72,579.25.4.
Facts That Justify a Sole Source Procurement :A.
The mission of the District of Columbia Public Library is to provide equitableaccess to information tailored to customer needs, equipping people to learn alltheir lives, to embrace diversity and to build a thriving city. To support themission, the Library has need of online tools, available both in the libraries andremotely, to provide information to customers varying in age, education, andethnic background and the wide breadth of information they request on a daily basis.
B.
EBSCO Publishing has been a provider of library services for over 60 years.They offer and host a wide range of online products. The library is subscribingto the following databases for one year to continue the broad scope of itsgrowing collection of online databases.
C.
The following sources of information are being purchased primarily to supporthomework help in social studies, history, government, politics, and geography
:
History Reference Center® is the world's most comprehensive full text historyreference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. The database featuresfull text for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers, such as: Branden Publishing, Compass
 
Point Books, Houghton Mifflin, Lerner Publishing Group, Mason CrestPublishers, Morgan Reynolds Inc., Oliver Press, Oxford University Press,Rourke Publishing LLC., Salem Press, Stackpole Books, Toucan ValleyPublications, and more.The database also includes full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals including America's Civil War, American Heritage, AmericanHistorical Review, American History, Archaeology, Aviation History, Beaver,British Heritage, Chinese America: History & Perspectives, Civil War Times,Foreign Affairs, German History, History Review, History Today (back toJanuary 1975), Reviews of New Books, Kansas History, Journal of AmericanHistory, Manitoba History, Military History, Naval History, North CarolinaHistorical Review, Virginia Magazine of History & Biography, Wild West,World War II
 
and more. Further, the database contains nearly 57,000 historicaldocuments; more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures; more than37,000 historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video
.
D.
The following additional sources of information are being purchased primarilyto support homework help and academic research in the following areas:
ABC-Clio -The African American Experience is the definitive electronicresearch tool for African American history and culture. The two primarygoals: to provide information from authorities in the field, and to allowAfrican Americans to speak for themselves through a wealth of primarysources. Drawing on over 450 titles, and designed under the guidance of leading librarians; this database gives voice to the black experience from itsAfrican origins to the present day.
ABC-Clio - The Latino American Experience: Marks the first-ever databasededicated to the history and culture of Latinos, the largest, fastest-growingminority group in the United States (and in DC). Designed, developed, andindexed under the guidance of Latino librarians and library directors to meetthe research and curriculum needs of students, teachers, librarians, andresearchers, Latino American Experience offers unparalleled depth andcontent.
E.
The following sources of information are also being purchased primarily tosupport homework help in the sciences:
Science Reference Center:
 
Contains full text for hundreds of scienceencyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Topicscovered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmentalscience, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science& society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
 
F.
And finally, the following information is being purchased as a tool for librariansand customers alike in the area of readers’ advisory and catalog enhancement:
 
 NoveList – Online
:
a readers' advisory service, not only provides access to adatabase, but it also offers a wide range of resources that will expand theLibrary’s ability to serve fiction readers of all ages and increase the reach of your library's program.
 NoveList K-8
:
Same as above, but designed for children.
 NoveList Select (new addition)
:
  NoveList
®
Select helps customers discover new books that meet their needs and are already on your shelves byshowing them similar titles right in the catalog. Features include:
Top subject headings for the recommended titles that are displayed so thatusers understand why a particular title is being suggested.Recommendations are available for over 5 million titles for readers of allages and interests.Links to Recommended Reads lists, Author Read-alikes, Book DiscussionGuides, and additional NoveList feature content are displayed in the catalogresults.
G.
For the aforementioned reasons, a recommendation is being made that a non-competitive award be made to EBSCO Publishing.
5.Certification By the Contracting Specialist:
I hereby certify that the above facts are accurate and complete.  _______________________________________ Contracting SpecialistDate

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