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Spring 2019

As you may have seen in the Library of Michigan’s March Dispatch Newsletter, Randy Riley wrote about the RFP process we’re engaged in to support the development of literacy for early readers. Specifically, we’re interested in adding full-text/full book content for early readers.

The technical scoring phase of the process has been completed for the 6 proposals we received and there were 3 eResource vendors (Gale, EBSCO, and Coughlin Capstone ) that passed technical scoring. We are now ready for phase 2 which is to test drive these eResources and share feedback.

There are two parts to this process.

  • Attend product demonstration webinars from each of the three vendors.
  • Participate in product trials with the products each vendor is offering.
  • To access the information you need to participate, please view this Google doc with all the details.

MeL’s early reader product demonstration webinars are this week, with details found in the Google doc above:

Tuesday April 16, 9-10:30 AM, EBSCO
Wednesday April 17, 9-10:30 AM, Gale
Wednesday April 17, 11-12:30 PM, PebbleGo by Capstone

All product demonstration webinars will be recorded and the links to those recordings will be shared so if you can’t attend, the opportunity to view is still available.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. And if you know of someone who may not receive posts from the listservs, please feel free to forward this to them. We would like to cast a wide net and invite as many as possible.

Many thanks for your participation in this process!

Liz Breed

Michigan eLibrary Coordinator
Library of Michigan
Michigan Department of Education

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