Library of Congress Posts Open Solicitation For Third Party Digitization Services
The solicitation was released late yesterday and is embedded below.
It follows a 2012 request for information that we mentioned on August 10, 2012.
Here’s a synopsis of the solicitation:
This solicitation is for the [our emphasis] no-cost procurement of digitization services for the Library of Congress (Library). The Library seeks proposals from commercial and non-commercial entities in the digital content community, such as e-book publishers or distributors, educational institutions, libraries, archives, and others involved in the development of digital collections and dissemination of digital materials, to digitize Library materials in an effort to increase accessibility to the Library’s collections.
This is a standing solicitation continuously open for offers. Offers will be reviewed twice a year in April and October. This slicitation is closing on April 30, 2013. An amendment will be issued thereafer for October submissions.
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