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. Date Wednesday, August 4, 1999 Time 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.) Place Mumford Room, 6th Floor, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 = Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C. Metro Capitol South (Orange and Blue lines) Sponsor FEDLINK Fiscal Operations, Network Operations, and=20 LC Contracts & Logistics Registration Free=AFbut advance registration is required. Call the FLICC office to = register at (202) 707-4800 or visit our Web site at http://lcweb.loc.gov/fl= icc/feveform.html to register on line. Information 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. Cancellations 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 = databases; * 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.