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> On Apr 13, 2018, at 3:00 AM, MELIBS-L automatic digest system <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> There are 16 messages totaling 1018 lines in this issue.
> 
> Topics of the day:
> 
>  1. 2018 MLA Conference - call for proposals
>  2. Question - is Van Delivery running on April 16?
>  3. Newport needs bags!
>  4. The Maine State Library's maker space now has its own Facebook page
>  5. hanging bags to give away to a library on the delivery
>  6. witherle needs small and regular size bags
>  7. hanging bags are gone
>  8. ILL Pouches
>  9. Spring Cleaning
> 10. Continued MARVEL Update (3)
> 11. couple free books (2)
> 12. Maine Student Book Award Feedback
> 13. {Disarmed} A recommendation for Windborne, a musical group
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Thu, 12 Apr 2018 08:27:33 -0400
> From:    Matthew Revitt <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: 2018 MLA Conference - call for proposals
> 
> Dear all,
> 
> The Maine Library Association's Annual Conference will be held on *October
> 1 & 2 at the Sunday River Resort in Newry, ME*.
> 
> We are now accepting programming ideas for the Conference, so here's your
> opportunity to share with the Maine library community the exciting projects
> and programs you've been working on. Each session is 50 minutes in length,
> but don't let that put you off as there are opportunities to form panels
> and share sessions.
> 
> Based on feedback from previous conferences I would be particularly
> interested in hearing from people willing to present on:
> 
>   - Working with boards of trustees and friend groups, including conflict
>   resolution
>   - Groups who can act as information resources for libraries on important
>   social issues and supporting businesses
> 
> Please email me your programming ideas by *April 30, 2018*.
> 
> I look forward to seeing what ideas you come up with!
> 
> Sincerely,
> 
> Matthew.
> 
> -- 
> Matthew Revitt
> Special Collections and Maine Shared Collection Librarian
> 207-581-1634 or 207-581-2665
> [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
> http://maineinfonet.net/mscs/
> @MESharedColls
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:01:22 +0000
> From:    "Ritter, James" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Question - is Van Delivery running on April 16?
> 
> Hi all ‹ Great question! There will be no Van Delivery on Monday for any
> libraries.  On all state recognized holidays, there is no Van Delivery.
> 
> 
> 
> James Ritter
> State Librarian
> 
> Maine State Library
> 64 SHS, Augusta, ME 04333
> 207-287-5600
> Twitter: @RitterMSL
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On 4/11/18, 4:55 PM, "Maine Libraries Discussion List on behalf of Pauline
> Angione" <[log in to unmask] on behalf of [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>> Patriot¹s Day.
>> In celebration of our Massachusetts roots.
>> 
>> On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 4:54 PM Spaulding Memorial Library <
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>>> I notice that the State Library will be closed...
>>> 
>>> Sue
>>> 
>>> --
>>> Susan Newton, Director
>>> Spaulding Memorial Library
>>> PO Box 300
>>> Sebago, ME 04029
>>> 207-787-2321
>>> 
>> -- 
>> P.
>> ~~
>> Pauline V. Angione
>> [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
>> <http://www.naz1966.org/>
>> 207 632 4962 Cell/Messages/Texts
>> Efax # on request.
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:11:39 -0400
> From:    Lee McCartin <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Newport needs bags!
> 
> Hello!
> 
> If anyone has any bags to spare we could use them!
> 
> Thanks,
> Lee
> 
> -- 
> Lee McCartin
> Librarian
> Newport Cultural Center
> Newport, ME 04953
> (207) 368-5074
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:59:15 +0000
> From:    "Stowers, Emily" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: The Maine State Library's maker space now has its own Facebook page
> 
> The Maine State Library's maker space (the Unlimited Possibilities Room) has often been regarded as a well-kept secret because of its location away from the main floor of the library and its limited web presence. In an effort to spread the word about its existence a Facebook page has been created. Check it out at: https://www.facebook.com/msluproom/
> 
> Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!
> 
> Emily Stowers
> Maine State Library
> 64 State House Station
> Augusta ME 04333
> 207-287-5600
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:02:50 -0400
> From:    Anne Romans <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: hanging bags to give away to a library on the delivery
> 
> We have 40 or 50 new unused hanging bags of all sizes to offer to any
> library on the delivery. We no longer do the book/tape/CD combos. Anne,
> Witherle 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:10:14 -0400
> From:    Anne Romans <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: witherle needs small and regular size bags
> 
> Thanks to all who can send some. Anne, Witherle Memorial Library
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:11:37 -0400
> From:    Anne Romans <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: hanging bags are gone
> 
> Anne, Witherle
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:34:10 -0400
> From:    Susan Curtis <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: ILL Pouches
> 
> HELP!  I am experiencing a severe shortage of ILL pouches.  Please send any
> extra you can muster.
> 
> Thank You. Susan, Library Services @ Libby Memorial Library in Old Orchard
> Beach.
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:50:05 -0400
> From:    Jon Roy <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Spring Cleaning
> 
> Hello,
> We are doing some spring cleaning of our technology closet and have a few
> things that we no longer need, free for the taking to those on van
> delivery, including are several unopened 5ft and 10ft lengths of Cat 6
> ethernet cables, 3 unused corded mice, 3 unopened logitech webcams model
> c160, and 5 unused DVI video cables. If you are interested please reply off
> list. First come first serve.
> Thank you,
> Jon
> 
> -- 
> Jonathan Roy
> Kennebunk Free Library
> 207-985-2173 ext. 5
> [log in to unmask]
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:52:55 +0000
> From:    "Ritter, James" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Continued MARVEL Update
> 
> Good afternoon, (apologies for the length — no easy way to communicate all this without some heft!).
> 
> This email provides a further update regarding MARVEL.  I know there has been some confusion — and angst — about what the change to Gale’s statewide package will mean to your individual organization as it relates to products or resources you have come to rely on and/or have become familiar with.
> 
> In part, I want to descibe what MARVEL! is and is not — what constitutes “MARVEL!” resources and how we build the content in MARVEL!  This may help to assuage some angst and bring greater understanding to our process and decisions being made.
> 
>  *   MARVEL is a compilation of statewide accessible databases and online resources that are primarily funded with Maine Technology and Education Access Funds (MTEAF) and funding from the Maine State Library.  Funding also comes from Fogler Library and Colby Bates and Bowdoin.
>  *   The “Statewide Package” that has been referred to (now going to Gale) represents approximately 25% of the cost  of the total MARVEL spend — it’s just one piece (albeit a central and large piece) to the overall product we call “MARVEL!” Thankfully, Gale’s statewide package offers comparable and superior content, more content, and savings over the current package with EBSCO.
>  *   Because the statewide package represents about 25% of the full budget, and because we have saved money on the purchase of a statewide package, we can invest even more for resources (the other 75%) that we purchase in addition to the statewide package.
> 
> As a whole, the entirety of MARVEL resources should be viewed as a solid, standard, well-rounded offering of resources.  As such, the "statewide package” portion of MARVEL is analgous to the “frame” of a house or the “frame” of a car… it’s a piece of the entirety.  All of the separate purchases are used to augment the frame and round out the hose/vehicle, so to speak.
> 
> This link http://maine.gov/msl/galecomparison.xlsx will direct you to an excel spreadsheet that you can access to view comparisons between Gale’s statewide package of products and the current EBSCO statewide package that we have now. It also demonstrates what’s in the current statewide package and what is purchased separately. The sheet has anecdotal comments — not everyone will agree with the comparisons, so consider the information as thoughts and guidance and nothing definitive.
> 
> The excel sheet has three tabs: one that offers information about the current EBSCO Statewide Package of Databases along with notes on the comparable Gale product; a second tab with all the additional MARVEL resources (from all vendors) that are purchased beyond the statewide package, and a third tab that includes the full details of Gale's statewide package offering (this was actually submitted by Gale so we could review their products).
> 
> Next Steps:
> The next steps — the ones we’re in now — are to line up resources and ideas about resources that we wish to procure in addition to the “statewide package” — notes in the spreadhseet will help to generate some spirited debate as to what those resources should be.  We’re engaging in similar debate with all libraries / library types throughout Maine.
> 
> There is still an open enrollment RFP#201802024 — located here: http://www.maine.gov/purchases/venbid/rfp.shtml Under the Pre-Qualified Vendor Section.
> 
> EBSCO, ProQuest, Gale, World Book, Columbia University Press, and other vendors have already taken part in this RFP (or have indicated they will be).  Unlike the RFP for the statewide package, this RFP asks vendors to submit (and they can continue to add to their submission through 2022), any and all content that they think we might want to purchase to augment the statewide package.
> 
> Some vendors are giving us pricing that is for full statewide access as well as for access to just Academics, or just K-12, etc.  This allows for significant flexibility in understanding our options.
> 
> We will be reviewimg these submissions, qualifying the vendors who have offered content and then selecting more resources based on your (and other) feedback between the end of the month and the first week or two of May.  At that time, a much better picture of the complete MARVEL offering will have taken shape.
> 
> All of this is by way of saying that we are compiling a list of qualified vendors, their products, and pricing so that we may leverage these “mini-bids” to get the best additional content at the best price.
> 
> Thank You for Your Patience!
> While your organization needs to look out for itself and prepare accordingly, I’d ask that you hold off on seeking to make indivdual purchases or getting quotes from other vendors until a fuller picture of what will be available in MARVEL! emerges.
> 
> Strategically speaking, while I would never (nor could I ever) dictate your individual purchasing protocols or inquiries, as it relates to MARVEL, I simply caution that seeking information now from databse vendors, out of angst, could tip vendors off that there is overwhelming demand for their product(s) — a product that may already be in the works for MSL to procure statewide. This could unintentionally and unknowingly skew our ongoing RFP process and raise potential pricing of bids because the vendor sees such high demand coming from libraries that are nervous about losing a particular product. Also, the Pre-Qualified RFP may produce pricing that is more favorable to you or your type of institution and this might be an option you wish to take advantage of as it relates to any individual purchases your organization seeks to make.
> 
> Thank you all for your continued patience.  I know I’ve shared a lot.  Please continue to send questions my way.
> 
> Stay Tuned,
> 
> Jamie
> 
> James Ritter
> State Librarian
> 
> Maine State Library
> 64 SHS, Augusta, ME 04333
> 207-287-5600
> Twitter: @RitterMSL
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Thu, 12 Apr 2018 19:04:53 +0000
> From:    Cathy Perkins <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: couple free books
> 
> Free to libraries on van delivery:
> 
> Al Franken Giant of the senate (hdcvr)
> Atkins, Ace. The innocents (Large print edition)
> 
> Cathy Perkins
> Waterville PL
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Maine Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jon Roy
> Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2018 1:50 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [MELIBS-L] Spring Cleaning
> 
> Hello,
> We are doing some spring cleaning of our technology closet and have a few things that we no longer need, free for the taking to those on van delivery, including are several unopened 5ft and 10ft lengths of Cat 6 ethernet cables, 3 unused corded mice, 3 unopened logitech webcams model c160, and 5 unused DVI video cables. If you are interested please reply off list. First come first serve.
> Thank you,
> Jon
> 
> --
> Jonathan Roy
> Kennebunk Free Library
> 207-985-2173 ext. 5
> [log in to unmask]
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Thu, 12 Apr 2018 19:15:44 +0000
> From:    Cathy Perkins <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: couple free books
> 
> The books are already spoken for!
> 
> Cathy Perkins
> Waterville Public Library
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cathy Perkins 
> Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2018 3:05 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: couple free books
> 
> Free to libraries on van delivery:
> 
> Al Franken Giant of the senate (hdcvr)
> Atkins, Ace. The innocents (Large print edition)
> 
> Cathy Perkins
> Waterville PL
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:20:30 -0400
> From:    Laurel Daly <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Continued MARVEL Update
> 
> Hi Emily,
> 
> More MARVEL info. This paragraph is noteworthy...
> 
> Strategically speaking, while I would never (nor could I ever) dictate your
> individual purchasing protocols or inquiries, as it relates to MARVEL, I
> simply caution that seeking information now from databse vendors, out of
> angst, could tip vendors off that there is overwhelming demand for their
> product(s) — a product that may already be in the works for MSL to procure
> statewide. This could unintentionally and unknowingly skew our ongoing RFP
> process and raise potential pricing of bids because the vendor sees such
> high demand coming from libraries that are nervous about losing a
> particular product. Also, the Pre-Qualified RFP may produce pricing that is
> more favorable to you or your type of institution and this might be an
> option you wish to take advantage of as it relates to any individual
> purchases your organization seeks to make.
> 
> On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 2:52 PM, Ritter, James <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> 
>> Good afternoon, (apologies for the length — no easy way to communicate all
>> this without some heft!).
>> 
>> This email provides a further update regarding MARVEL.  I know there has
>> been some confusion — and angst — about what the change to Gale’s statewide
>> package will mean to your individual organization as it relates to products
>> or resources you have come to rely on and/or have become familiar with.
>> 
>> In part, I want to descibe what MARVEL! is and is not — what constitutes
>> “MARVEL!” resources and how we build the content in MARVEL!  This may help
>> to assuage some angst and bring greater understanding to our process and
>> decisions being made.
>> 
>>  *   MARVEL is a compilation of statewide accessible databases and online
>> resources that are primarily funded with Maine Technology and Education
>> Access Funds (MTEAF) and funding from the Maine State Library.  Funding
>> also comes from Fogler Library and Colby Bates and Bowdoin.
>>  *   The “Statewide Package” that has been referred to (now going to
>> Gale) represents approximately 25% of the cost  of the total MARVEL spend —
>> it’s just one piece (albeit a central and large piece) to the overall
>> product we call “MARVEL!” Thankfully, Gale’s statewide package offers
>> comparable and superior content, more content, and savings over the current
>> package with EBSCO.
>>  *   Because the statewide package represents about 25% of the full
>> budget, and because we have saved money on the purchase of a statewide
>> package, we can invest even more for resources (the other 75%) that we
>> purchase in addition to the statewide package.
>> 
>> As a whole, the entirety of MARVEL resources should be viewed as a solid,
>> standard, well-rounded offering of resources.  As such, the "statewide
>> package” portion of MARVEL is analgous to the “frame” of a house or the
>> “frame” of a car… it’s a piece of the entirety.  All of the separate
>> purchases are used to augment the frame and round out the hose/vehicle, so
>> to speak.
>> 
>> This link http://maine.gov/msl/galecomparison.xlsx will direct you to an
>> excel spreadsheet that you can access to view comparisons between Gale’s
>> statewide package of products and the current EBSCO statewide package that
>> we have now. It also demonstrates what’s in the current statewide package
>> and what is purchased separately. The sheet has anecdotal comments — not
>> everyone will agree with the comparisons, so consider the information as
>> thoughts and guidance and nothing definitive.
>> 
>> The excel sheet has three tabs: one that offers information about the
>> current EBSCO Statewide Package of Databases along with notes on the
>> comparable Gale product; a second tab with all the additional MARVEL
>> resources (from all vendors) that are purchased beyond the statewide
>> package, and a third tab that includes the full details of Gale's statewide
>> package offering (this was actually submitted by Gale so we could review
>> their products).
>> 
>> Next Steps:
>> The next steps — the ones we’re in now — are to line up resources and
>> ideas about resources that we wish to procure in addition to the “statewide
>> package” — notes in the spreadhseet will help to generate some spirited
>> debate as to what those resources should be.  We’re engaging in similar
>> debate with all libraries / library types throughout Maine.
>> 
>> There is still an open enrollment RFP#201802024 — located here:
>> http://www.maine.gov/purchases/venbid/rfp.shtml Under the Pre-Qualified
>> Vendor Section.
>> 
>> EBSCO, ProQuest, Gale, World Book, Columbia University Press, and other
>> vendors have already taken part in this RFP (or have indicated they will
>> be).  Unlike the RFP for the statewide package, this RFP asks vendors to
>> submit (and they can continue to add to their submission through 2022), any
>> and all content that they think we might want to purchase to augment the
>> statewide package.
>> 
>> Some vendors are giving us pricing that is for full statewide access as
>> well as for access to just Academics, or just K-12, etc.  This allows for
>> significant flexibility in understanding our options.
>> 
>> We will be reviewimg these submissions, qualifying the vendors who have
>> offered content and then selecting more resources based on your (and other)
>> feedback between the end of the month and the first week or two of May.  At
>> that time, a much better picture of the complete MARVEL offering will have
>> taken shape.
>> 
>> All of this is by way of saying that we are compiling a list of qualified
>> vendors, their products, and pricing so that we may leverage these
>> “mini-bids” to get the best additional content at the best price.
>> 
>> Thank You for Your Patience!
>> While your organization needs to look out for itself and prepare
>> accordingly, I’d ask that you hold off on seeking to make indivdual
>> purchases or getting quotes from other vendors until a fuller picture of
>> what will be available in MARVEL! emerges.
>> 
>> Strategically speaking, while I would never (nor could I ever) dictate
>> your individual purchasing protocols or inquiries, as it relates to MARVEL,
>> I simply caution that seeking information now from databse vendors, out of
>> angst, could tip vendors off that there is overwhelming demand for their
>> product(s) — a product that may already be in the works for MSL to procure
>> statewide. This could unintentionally and unknowingly skew our ongoing RFP
>> process and raise potential pricing of bids because the vendor sees such
>> high demand coming from libraries that are nervous about losing a
>> particular product. Also, the Pre-Qualified RFP may produce pricing that is
>> more favorable to you or your type of institution and this might be an
>> option you wish to take advantage of as it relates to any individual
>> purchases your organization seeks to make.
>> 
>> Thank you all for your continued patience.  I know I’ve shared a lot.
>> Please continue to send questions my way.
>> 
>> Stay Tuned,
>> 
>> Jamie
>> 
>> James Ritter
>> State Librarian
>> 
>> Maine State Library
>> 64 SHS, Augusta, ME 04333
>> 207-287-5600
>> Twitter: @RitterMSL
>> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Laurel Daly
> Lower and Middle School Librarian
> Waynflete School
> 360 Spring Street
> Portland, ME 04102
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:31:49 -0400
> From:    Laurel Daly <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Continued MARVEL Update
> 
> So sorry! Replied instead of forwarding.
> 
>> On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 4:20 PM, Laurel Daly <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi Emily,
>> 
>> More MARVEL info. This paragraph is noteworthy...
>> 
>> Strategically speaking, while I would never (nor could I ever) dictate
>> your individual purchasing protocols or inquiries, as it relates to MARVEL,
>> I simply caution that seeking information now from databse vendors, out of
>> angst, could tip vendors off that there is overwhelming demand for their
>> product(s) — a product that may already be in the works for MSL to procure
>> statewide. This could unintentionally and unknowingly skew our ongoing RFP
>> process and raise potential pricing of bids because the vendor sees such
>> high demand coming from libraries that are nervous about losing a
>> particular product. Also, the Pre-Qualified RFP may produce pricing that is
>> more favorable to you or your type of institution and this might be an
>> option you wish to take advantage of as it relates to any individual
>> purchases your organization seeks to make.
>> 
>> On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 2:52 PM, Ritter, James <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> Good afternoon, (apologies for the length — no easy way to communicate
>>> all this without some heft!).
>>> 
>>> This email provides a further update regarding MARVEL.  I know there has
>>> been some confusion — and angst — about what the change to Gale’s statewide
>>> package will mean to your individual organization as it relates to products
>>> or resources you have come to rely on and/or have become familiar with.
>>> 
>>> In part, I want to descibe what MARVEL! is and is not — what constitutes
>>> “MARVEL!” resources and how we build the content in MARVEL!  This may help
>>> to assuage some angst and bring greater understanding to our process and
>>> decisions being made.
>>> 
>>>  *   MARVEL is a compilation of statewide accessible databases and
>>> online resources that are primarily funded with Maine Technology and
>>> Education Access Funds (MTEAF) and funding from the Maine State Library.
>>> Funding also comes from Fogler Library and Colby Bates and Bowdoin.
>>>  *   The “Statewide Package” that has been referred to (now going to
>>> Gale) represents approximately 25% of the cost  of the total MARVEL spend —
>>> it’s just one piece (albeit a central and large piece) to the overall
>>> product we call “MARVEL!” Thankfully, Gale’s statewide package offers
>>> comparable and superior content, more content, and savings over the current
>>> package with EBSCO.
>>>  *   Because the statewide package represents about 25% of the full
>>> budget, and because we have saved money on the purchase of a statewide
>>> package, we can invest even more for resources (the other 75%) that we
>>> purchase in addition to the statewide package.
>>> 
>>> As a whole, the entirety of MARVEL resources should be viewed as a solid,
>>> standard, well-rounded offering of resources.  As such, the "statewide
>>> package” portion of MARVEL is analgous to the “frame” of a house or the
>>> “frame” of a car… it’s a piece of the entirety.  All of the separate
>>> purchases are used to augment the frame and round out the hose/vehicle, so
>>> to speak.
>>> 
>>> This link http://maine.gov/msl/galecomparison.xlsx will direct you to an
>>> excel spreadsheet that you can access to view comparisons between Gale’s
>>> statewide package of products and the current EBSCO statewide package that
>>> we have now. It also demonstrates what’s in the current statewide package
>>> and what is purchased separately. The sheet has anecdotal comments — not
>>> everyone will agree with the comparisons, so consider the information as
>>> thoughts and guidance and nothing definitive.
>>> 
>>> The excel sheet has three tabs: one that offers information about the
>>> current EBSCO Statewide Package of Databases along with notes on the
>>> comparable Gale product; a second tab with all the additional MARVEL
>>> resources (from all vendors) that are purchased beyond the statewide
>>> package, and a third tab that includes the full details of Gale's statewide
>>> package offering (this was actually submitted by Gale so we could review
>>> their products).
>>> 
>>> Next Steps:
>>> The next steps — the ones we’re in now — are to line up resources and
>>> ideas about resources that we wish to procure in addition to the “statewide
>>> package” — notes in the spreadhseet will help to generate some spirited
>>> debate as to what those resources should be.  We’re engaging in similar
>>> debate with all libraries / library types throughout Maine.
>>> 
>>> There is still an open enrollment RFP#201802024 — located here:
>>> http://www.maine.gov/purchases/venbid/rfp.shtml Under the Pre-Qualified
>>> Vendor Section.
>>> 
>>> EBSCO, ProQuest, Gale, World Book, Columbia University Press, and other
>>> vendors have already taken part in this RFP (or have indicated they will
>>> be).  Unlike the RFP for the statewide package, this RFP asks vendors to
>>> submit (and they can continue to add to their submission through 2022), any
>>> and all content that they think we might want to purchase to augment the
>>> statewide package.
>>> 
>>> Some vendors are giving us pricing that is for full statewide access as
>>> well as for access to just Academics, or just K-12, etc.  This allows for
>>> significant flexibility in understanding our options.
>>> 
>>> We will be reviewimg these submissions, qualifying the vendors who have
>>> offered content and then selecting more resources based on your (and other)
>>> feedback between the end of the month and the first week or two of May.  At
>>> that time, a much better picture of the complete MARVEL offering will have
>>> taken shape.
>>> 
>>> All of this is by way of saying that we are compiling a list of qualified
>>> vendors, their products, and pricing so that we may leverage these
>>> “mini-bids” to get the best additional content at the best price.
>>> 
>>> Thank You for Your Patience!
>>> While your organization needs to look out for itself and prepare
>>> accordingly, I’d ask that you hold off on seeking to make indivdual
>>> purchases or getting quotes from other vendors until a fuller picture of
>>> what will be available in MARVEL! emerges.
>>> 
>>> Strategically speaking, while I would never (nor could I ever) dictate
>>> your individual purchasing protocols or inquiries, as it relates to MARVEL,
>>> I simply caution that seeking information now from databse vendors, out of
>>> angst, could tip vendors off that there is overwhelming demand for their
>>> product(s) — a product that may already be in the works for MSL to procure
>>> statewide. This could unintentionally and unknowingly skew our ongoing RFP
>>> process and raise potential pricing of bids because the vendor sees such
>>> high demand coming from libraries that are nervous about losing a
>>> particular product. Also, the Pre-Qualified RFP may produce pricing that is
>>> more favorable to you or your type of institution and this might be an
>>> option you wish to take advantage of as it relates to any individual
>>> purchases your organization seeks to make.
>>> 
>>> Thank you all for your continued patience.  I know I’ve shared a lot.
>>> Please continue to send questions my way.
>>> 
>>> Stay Tuned,
>>> 
>>> Jamie
>>> 
>>> James Ritter
>>> State Librarian
>>> 
>>> Maine State Library
>>> 64 SHS, Augusta, ME 04333
>>> 207-287-5600
>>> Twitter: @RitterMSL
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> Laurel Daly
>> Lower and Middle School Librarian
>> Waynflete School
>> 360 Spring Street
>> Portland, ME 04102
>> 
>> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Laurel Daly
> Lower and Middle School Librarian
> Waynflete School
> 360 Spring Street
> Portland, ME 04102
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:00:07 -0400
> From:    Deanna Gouzie McNamara <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Maine Student Book Award Feedback
> 
> Good evening,
> Please excuse the cross-posting.
> 
> Members of the Maine Student Book Award committee are looking for  
> feedback from librarians  who participated in the program this year.   
> This is the first year we separated titles into two lists (gr. 4-6 and  
> gr. 6-8) with most titles being on both lists.  We also had two  
> ballots and two winners and we are wondering how this worked for  
> librarians.
> 
> To help us serve you better, we invite you to take this brief survey.
> 
> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe2UxJvuCxOmzXvaMCVHV9Lg8xJv_XyZtzv531eGjhGaN1jTw/viewform
> 
> Thank you for your continued support of the program.
> 
> Warm Regards,
> Deanna McNamara
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:24:42 -0400
> From:    Caroline Nickerson <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: {Disarmed} A recommendation for Windborne, a musical group
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> I just wanted to recommend a musical group named Windborne. I haven't heard
> them in person but I am friends with Jeremy, and I have watched several of
> their YouTube videos. Their vocals are amazing, and their repertoire is
> impressive. This is the long (but interesting) write-up that Jeremy sent me
> to share on the MELIBS listserv.
> 
> Caroline Nickerson
> Library Director
> Hollis Center Public Library
> 
> What happens when you take engaging and exciting music, deep historical and
> cultural scholarship, and mix it with a passion for education and social
> engagement? A Windborne Singers Library presentation! My name is Jeremy
> Carter-Gordon, from the VT vocal folk band Windborne
> <http://t.sidekickopen08.com/e1t/c/5/f18dQhb0S7lC8dDMPbW2n0x6l2B9nMJW7t5XYg65jv6PN6537w0RbwvTVS9Tpj56dK7Cf2Y7BhY02?t=http%3A%2F%2Fwindbornesingers.com%2F&si=6574553828687872&pi=fb57f1da-106b-4876-9044-d59549379673>,
> and we would love to come to do a set of programs at Maine Libraries! I'd
> love to chat with you and discuss possibilities for doing some programs
> this fall or next spring. We currently have a project of historical songs
> of social struggle, sung for today, but our repertoire of American and
> world music has taken us around the world! Here is a video from our tour of
> Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Angola: https://www.youtube.
> com/watch?v=b5PDmug9ofU
> <http://t.sidekickopen08.com/e1t/c/5/f18dQhb0S7lC8dDMPbW2n0x6l2B9nMJW7t5XYg65jv6PN6537w0RbwvTVS9Tpj56dK7Cf2Y7BhY02?t=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Db5PDmug9ofU&si=6574553828687872&pi=5389f41e-5223-49f8-b47c-214da5295d8d>
> 
> Why will Windborne blow you away? Having sought out and studied, and
> collected polyphonic vocal music for over 15 years from traditional singing
> masters from cultures around the world, Windborne is able to shift genres,
> slipping from English folk to Corsican improvised couplet songs to 3rd
> century Georgian hymns to old time tunes like no group you have ever heard.
> We have backgrounds as educators, anthropologists, conductors, and workshop
> leaders, as well as musicians, and bring that all to bear on our programs.
> Don't just listen to me though, listen to some of our music and take a look
> at what folks have to say about us!
> 
> *"What a delight it is to have Windborne in the classroom! It is rare to
> have clinicians who are both consummate performers and educators, and
> especially rare to find an ensemble with such a depth of knowledge across
> such a wide variety of genres. Their energy is electric, but because they
> are so approachable and so genuinely passionate about their craft, they
> seamlessly draw the best out of students. We would have them back in a
> heartbeat."*- *Nathan Cohen*, *Rockport, MA Public Schools*
> (More Testimonials below!)
> 
> Windborne offers engaging, informative, and unforgettable workshops and
> programs for libraries and community centers! We educate as we entertain,
> telling stories about the music's history, cultural context, and many fun
> and unusual facts. It is a way of seeing the music as you never have
> before. Programs can be for all ages, or geared specifically to an age
> range or adults, and all programs can be fully participatory or
> presentational. Below is a sampling of a few of the programs we offer. Fees
> are negotiable, but include discounts for multiple programs, performances
> at multiple branches or in neighboring towns.
> 
> Grey Funnel Line: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwxMbdvkm_w
> Rollin In My Sweet Baby's Arms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SHK6Imghi0
> Stabat Mater (Corsica) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzLZwoOWEZA
> 
> *American Music Abroad: *
> In 2014, Windborne was one of 10 groups selected by American Music Abroad
> and the US Department of State to tour Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Angola
> <http://t.sidekickopen08.com/e1t/c/5/f18dQhb0S7lC8dDMPbW2n0x6l2B9nMJW7t5XYg65jv6PN6537w0RbwvTVS9Tpj56dK7Cf2Y7BhY02?t=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Db5PDmug9ofU&si=6574553828687872&pi=fb57f1da-106b-4876-9044-d59549379673>
> as cultural ambassadors through music. We performed with internationally
> known artists, and collaborated with traditional musicians in each country,
> as well as giving workshops to kids. In this event, we share stories from
> out trips, some of the songs we sang, and others that we learned from our
> friends from around the world. If equipment is available, we can show
> photos of the trip as well. Good for kids and adults, this is a musical
> trip of cross-cultural understanding that showcases the power of music to
> reach across divisions, and is sure to bring smiles and questions! A
> companion to our album Lay Around That Shack
> <http://t.sidekickopen08.com/e1t/c/5/f18dQhb0S7lC8dDMPbW2n0x6l2B9nMJW7t5XYg65jv6PN6537w0RbwvTVS9Tpj56dK7Cf2Y7BhY02?t=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.windbornesingers.com%2Falbum%2Flay-around-that-shack%2F&si=6574553828687872&pi=fb57f1da-106b-4876-9044-d59549379673>,
> a collection of music we put together for that tour! Watch the video too!:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5PDmug9ofU
> 
> *Song on the Times:*
> Music and song have always been a important part of movements for peoples
> rights. From the Diggers in 16th century England advocating the "leveling"
> of the social classes, to voting rights in the 1840s in the UK, through
> abolition, women's rights, union songs and environmentalism though today's
> struggles, Windborne uses song to educate about struggles of movements
> past, and discuss how they affect us today. This is a companion
> presentation to our book Song on the Times: A Songbook and Album For Social
> Struggle
> <http://t.sidekickopen08.com/e1t/c/5/f18dQhb0S7lC8dDMPbW2n0x6l2B9nMJW7t5XYg65jv6PN6537w0RbwvTVS9Tpj56dK7Cf2Y7BhY02?t=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.indiegogo.com%2Fprojects%2Fsong-on-the-times-social-action-songbook-album-book-art--2%23%2F&si=6574553828687872&pi=fb57f1da-106b-4876-9044-d59549379673>,
> and is thought provoking as well as heart-moving in its message and music.
> Best for teens and adults.
> 
> *A World Of Harmony:*
> Over the past decade, Windborne has sought out masters of traditional
> singing styles from around the world to study a variety of vocal music.
> Through these collaborations, they have developed the vocal agility and
> authentic sound for which they are known. This program include songs from
> Corsica
> <http://t.sidekickopen08.com/e1t/c/5/f18dQhb0S7lC8dDMPbW2n0x6l2B9nMJW7t5XYg65jv6PN6537w0RbwvTVS9Tpj56dK7Cf2Y7BhY02?t=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DEzLZwoOWEZA&si=6574553828687872&pi=fb57f1da-106b-4876-9044-d59549379673>,
> the Republic of Georgia, Bulgaria, Quebec, and Basque country, as well as
> traditional and original American folk music. The group will get to hear
> (or sing!) songs from many cultures, while Windborne acts as guides,
> explaining the history, characteristics, and stylistic elements of the
> traditions in which they sing. For all ages (fully participatory is best
> teen and up!)
> 
> We put on a show that enthralls, educates, and entertains, and can
> guarantee a great experience for your audiences, and a show that will have
> folks talking for a long time afterwards! I think we'd be a perfect fit and
> I'm hoping we might be able to figure out something for this summer or
> coming fall! Please let me know your thoughts and we can definitely make
> something work!
> 
> In harmony,
> Jeremy Carter-Gordon
> Website: windbornesingers.com
> Facebook: Facebook.com/WindborneSingers
> <http://facebook.com/WindborneSingers>
> Our YouTube channel: youtube.com/user/WindborneMusic
> Testimonials
> *"Windborne’s foursome are at once first-rate musicians and terrific
> educators. Their eclectic repertoire and energetic teaching drew in every
> single student...Looking forward to having them back!" -**Prof. Ted Levin
> Dartmouth College*
> “*The excellent reactions and effective impact of Windborne were
> universally highly complimentary...they reached out and interacted warmly
> with every audience and student and their warm and genuine interest opened
> up those they encountered...making such encounters musically and personally
> meaningful”* -*William P. Dant Phd,* *President, WPD Global Solutions*
> “*This remarkable vocal and instrumental quartet worked their magic with
> audiences of all ages and backgrounds, arranging cross-cultural anthems
> uniting disparate cultures” *-*John Ferguson, Executive Director, American
> Voices, AmericanVoices.org*
> 
> 
> Attachments area
> Preview YouTube video Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms - Windborne at Club
> Passim
> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SHK6Imghi0&authuser=0>
> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SHK6Imghi0&authuser=0>Preview YouTube
> video Windborne sings Corsican Stabat Mater in Orford Castle
> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzLZwoOWEZA&authuser=0>
> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzLZwoOWEZA&authuser=0>Preview YouTube
> video Windborne: Break'em On Down - American Music Abroad
> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5PDmug9ofU&authuser=0>
> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5PDmug9ofU&authuser=0>
> 
> 
> -- 
> Caroline Nickerson
> Library Director
> Hollis Center Public Library
> 14 Little Falls Rd
> Hollis Center, ME 04042
> 207-929-3911
> https://www.holliscenterpubliclibrary.org/
> 
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