November 24, 2020

Project to Revise National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Standards and Guidelines Getting Underway

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (part of the Library of Congress) plans to hire the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), an ALA division, to revise the Standards and Guidelines of Service for the Library of Congress Network of Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

The current version of the standards and guidelines were published in 2011.

From FedBizOpps.gov

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS/BPH) within the Library of Congress (LOC) requires developing and revising standards for library services for specialized library activities in accordance with the specifications listed in the attached draft statement of work (SOW).

LOC intends to issue this requirement as a sole source purchase order to a company called the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) of Chicago, Illinois. Any firm that wishes to be considered for this requirement must submit a capability statement that demonstrates its ability to meet all the requirements described in the attached draft SOW.

Details about the project can be found in a statement of work document that’s available here and also embedded below.

Statement of Work: Revision of ALA Standards and Guidelines 2015 by LJ's infoDOCKET

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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