Developing the right RFP for selecting your federated search product: Lessons learned and tips from recent experience
Federated search, Metasearch, Request for proposal, RFP
Internet Reference Services Quarterly
This article discusses the experiences of the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Library in developing an RFP for the purchase of a federated search product. It covers key documents, decisions, people, and expectations in the development of the RFP. The UNI RFP is included as an appendix. The authors make recommendations as to the key elements that need to be included in the RFP and in what detail. The authors generalize aspects of vendor responses to the RFP that may help other institutions in better wording of their RFPs. © Copyright (c) by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Caswell, Jerry V. and Wynstra, John, "Developing the right RFP for selecting your federated search product: Lessons learned and tips from recent experience" (2007). Faculty Publications. 2561.