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Jenny Levine (staff)'s picture

Discussion thread for the draft RFP

View the draft RFP and please post comments, suggestions, changes here.

Keri Cascio-IL (staff)'s picture

Here are my questions/comments:

-- Where is the migration of legacy data from our current system addressed?

-- Does spellcheck have to be a required feature?

-- What's the purpose of forms creation that submits to a database? (Desired Features > Groups and Group Collaboration > #6 & Desired > Sitewide Features > #10)


Jenny Levine (staff)'s picture

Great questions, Keri - thanks.

  1. The migration of legacy data - There's a line in the second paragraph of the Project Description that reads, "Our goal is to migrate existing content to a Software as a Service platform (SaaS) that integrates with iMIS...," but you're right that this needs to be stated more explicitly. I'll add a dedicated line in the required section.
  2. Spellcheck - This is based on the fact that spellcheck became a required feature in the current Connect due to a high level request.
  3. Forms and databases - This is kind of a dream wishlist item from ITTS, because we often get requests from units who want to get input from members about something and make the submitted data searchable/browsable. Unfortunately, we don't have the resources to implement that type of service in a timely manner.

Let me know if you have further questions about any of this.

For everyone else, a reminder that I still need your feedback so that we can issue the RFP on Monday.

John Jackson's picture

This looks good to me. I also had the same question about spell-checking being required, given that most browsers have built-in spell-checkers, but I can't imagine that having one built into the new Connect will be that significant of a cost so I won't quibble. ;-)

I appreciate the emphasis on ADA- compliance: that certainly aligns with our users' needs and desires.


John M. Jackson

Pamela Akins (staff)'s picture

Looks good, great job, Jen!

Pamela Akins
Community Engagement Specialist, ITTS, x4210
American Library Association
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