FLICC Meeting Announcement 99-30

How and Why to Use FEDLINK in FY2000

Please join us for FEDLINK's annual briefing on how federal agencies and =
federal contractors can use FEDLINK to simplify acquiring online informatio=
n, publications, and library support services for their libraries and =
offices. Designed both for new and experienced FEDLINK customers, the =
session will answer:

* What does FEDLINK do? Under what authority? Bywhat contracting rules?

* What are the costs and benefits of using FEDLINK?

* What=A2s new for 2000? What about serials competitions?

* How can we mange our services to get the most for our agency dollar?

* How can we benefit from competition within the FEDLINK framework?

* How can we form a consortium of federal libraries or agencies?

* What should we do with publications license agreements?

FEDLINK fiscal staff, LC contracting personnel, and FEDLINK network =
program specialists will be available throughout the day to answer =
questions for individual agencies. Please invite your agency contracting =
or finance officers and any others who will be using FEDLINK services and =
may have questions about the program.

Wednesday, August 4, 1999

9:00 a.m. =AF 4:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. There is no =
entry to the Library of Congress prior to 8:30 a.m.)

Mumford Room, 6th Floor, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 =
Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C.

Capitol South (Orange and Blue lines)

FEDLINK Fiscal Operations, Network Operations, and=20
LC Contracts & Logistics

Free=AFbut advance registration is required. Call the FLICC office to =
register at (202) 707-4800 or visit our Web site at
to register on line.

Call FEDLINK Network Operations (202) 707-4848; TTY (202) 707-4995

Interpreting services (American Sign Language, Contact Signing, Oral =
and/or Tactical) will be provided if requested five (5) business days in =
advance of the event. For other ADA Accommodations, please contact the =
Library=A2s ADA Coordinator at (202) 707-4995 TTY or (202) 707-7544 VOICE.

Please notify FLICC at (202) 707-4800 if you are unable to attend to allow =
those on the waiting list to register.

FEDLINK Fundamentals
Morning Session=AF9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The first half of the day is designed for:

* new, current, and potential members interested in evaluating the costs =
and benefits of using FEDLINK;

* staff members who handle FEDLINK services, IAGs, and accounts;

* contracting officers who need to know the authority, scope, and =
contracting framework of the FEDLINK program; and

* finance personnel who have questions about FEDLINK interagency funds =
transfers and invoice payment processing.

Beyond discussing what=A2s new and reviewing FEDLINK=A2s FY2000 fees, =
presenters will discuss the FEDLINK mission, services, contracting =
methods, transfer and direct pay options, and demonstrate the program=A2s =
potential costs and benefits. The morning will also highlight FY2000 =
registration procedures, IAG management, payments and amendments, refunds, =
electronic funds and data transfers, member/vendor relations, and =
pro-active account management.

Services, Competition, Consortia and Licensing
Afternoon Session=AF1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The second half of the day is designed for librarians and contracting =
officers who are:

* competing their agency=A2s FY2000 serials subscription requirements =
through FEDLINK;

* considering competitions for other agency requirements, e.g., books and =

* trying to get deeper discounts and broaden library services by joining =
non-federal consortia or by forming consortia within the government;

* negotiating, signing, and managing licenses for electronic publications.

FEDLINK serials contracting officer=A2s technical representative (COTR) =
Lynn McDonald will update attendees on the status of FEDLINK serials =
competitions for FY2000, provide tips for describing serials technical =
requirements, guidance for people who have elected to conduct competition =
on their own, and suggestions for administering your serials contract. Meg =
Williams, FEDLINK Program Specialist, will describe ways members can get =
deeper discounts on FEDLINK services by competing individual requirements =
and taking advantage of consortial pricing. She will also explain how to =
use the FEDLINK IAG/account structure to form federal consortia and lead a =
discussion of licensing issues and solutions for federal libraries. =
Finally, the FEDLINK contracting officers, program specialists, and fiscal =
managers will join in for a question and answer session.