May 29, 2022

The White House: Executive Office of President Library Looks to Acquire Library Management System and Discovery Interface

The White House, specifically, the Executive Office of the President Library) has published a RFI (Request for Information) to begin the process of acquiring and implementing a new LMS and discovery layer.

We thought some of you might like to see what questions are being asked of potential vendors. The three page RFI is embedded below. It also includes some background about the Executive Office of the President Library.

The Library currently uses a traditional turnkey integrated library system (ILS) to manage its collections, which consist of approximately 35,000 bibliographic records and 55,000 item records that library users can access through an online public access catalog (OPAC). This includes fewer than 100 e-books and approximately 65 e-journals. The EOP Library also manages e-journals with an A-Z list that provides access to over 40,000 titles (most of which are licensed through databases/aggregators or are available as open access titles). The Library has three collection locations in two buildings.

RFI: Library Management System and Discovery Interface

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.