FLICC FLICC/FEDLINK
FY2003 Budget & Fee Questionnaire

The FLICC Budget and Finance Working Group would like your input into FEDLINK's FY2003 budget and fee planning. Your answers to this brief questionnaire will help us anticipate any significant changes in the way members use the FEDLINK program. With this information, we will be better able to project FEDLINK's costs and revenues and set the transfer pay and direct pay fees fairly.

Please respond by April 25, 2002. The FY2003 budget and fee proposal will be presented at the semi-annual FEDLINK membership meeting on May 9, 2002 and will be mailed to members for formal comment in June. Thank you for your help.


FEDLINK ID:
Name:
Email:

1. Do you expect your funding for FEDLINK services to change significantly (plus or minus 10%) in FY 2003?
No, it will stay about the same.
Yes, it will increase by approximately .
Yes, it will decrease by approximately .

2. Do you plan to buy new or different services through FEDLINK in FY 2003?
  No.
Yes.

New transfer pay:
Books Online/CD-ROM Serials OCLC

New direct pay:
Books Online/CD-ROM Serials


3. Do you plan to cancel services with FEDLINK in FY2003?
  No.
Yes:

Transfer Pay
Books
Serials
Online/CD-ROM
OCLC

Direct Pay
Books
Serials
Online/CD-ROM

4. Do you plan to change from transfer pay to direct pay or vice versa for any services in FY 2003?
No.
Yes.      

From transfer pay to direct pay.
     Service Name(s):
     

From direct pay to transfer pay.
      Service Name(s):
     

5. Will your agency purchase books, serials, online CD-Rom services using contracts other than FEDLINK? If so, please indicate type, vehicle, and if possible, approximate dollar values:
 

No.
Yes. If appropriate, please explain why:


            If possible, please provide information about the types of purchase:
            Books   GSA (amount $ )
                         Open Market Contracts (amount $ )
                         Other Agencies' Agreements (amount $ )
                         Other Consortium (amount $ )

            Serials   GSA (amount $ )
                         Open Market Contracts (amount $ )
                         Other Agencies' Agreements (amount $ )
                         Other Consortium (amount $ )

           Online/
           CD-Rom
                         GSA (amount $ )
                         Open Market Contracts (amount $ )
                         Other Agencies' Agreements (amount $ )
                         Other Consortium (amount $ )
            


6. FEDLINK is considering ways to streamline processes in the program. We would like to know if you see advantages or disadvantages for you and your agency for the following:
 

A. Direct Pay: Would it help you to just cut a purchase order to an online database vendor citing our agreement? (This model follows the GSA process: FEDLINK overhead of 1% would be included in the vendor price and payment to FEDLINK would be made by the vendor. FEDLINK is considering a pilot project for this model in FY2003 with a small number of online vendors.)

Yes, this would be an advantage for us. Comments:

No, this would not be an advantage. Comments:

B. Transfer Pay: Would it help you if you had an option to use whichever of the following works best in your agency:

I would prefer to use FEDLINK's Interagency Agreement (IAG) as I currently do. Comments:

I would prefer to make out a purchase order to FEDLINK, including fees and service dollars. Comments:

I would prefer to use a MIPR (Department of Defense only). Comments:

I would prefer to use another agency funding document. Please describe and add any comments:


7. Are there other services or companies you would like FEDLINK to provide for your library or information center?
 

8. Other comments?
 

  

FLICC/FEDLINK
Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20540-4930
voice: (202) 707-4800; fax: (202) 707-4825; email: fliccfpe@loc.gov

Library of Congress
Library of Congress Help Desk ( March 18, 2002 )
FLICC Federal Library and
Information Center Committee

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