Canadian Urban Libraries Council/Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada

Knowledge Transfer

eBooks – RFI Info

UPDATE (July 3, 2012). responses to questions posed by potential RFI responders – version July 3, 2012.

UPDATE (June 19, 2012).  Deadline for questions extended to June 25, 2012.  

UPDATE (June 5, 2012).  The RFI has been released.  Thank you for your patience.  

The RFI was mentioned in a LJ article on June 5, 2012:

http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2012/06/ebooks/top-libraries-in-u-s-and-canada-issue-statement-demanding-better-ebook-services/

The Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC/CBUC) is working, with partners, on a Canadian pilot project for increasing eBook content for users. We will be issuing a Request for Information (RFI) seeking interested technology firms who can provide technological solutions to support the pilot.  

Information will be available May 31, 2012.  There will be a period for questions to be asked (pre-June 19); answered will be posted here by June 29 and responses to the RFI will be due by July 11, 2012.  The plan is to launch a pilot in January 2013.  

If you are a vendor interested in eBook solutions for Canada and would like to be sent information when it becomes available, please send a short note to with full contact information.

The eBOUND-CULC/CBUC RFI for Public Library eBook Lending Initiative