Skip to: Content
Skip to: Section Navigation
Skip to: Site Navigation
Skip to: Search

ALA/CIPA and Libraries Tools

Sample RFI Questions

The E-rate Task Force has prepared a list of questions that libraries may find useful to include in the Requests for Information they send to vendors of filters or other technology designed to meet CIPA requirements. We will continue to refine this document as we receive feedback from the library community.Please send your comments or feedback to kmitchell@alawash.org with the subject field indicating "Draft RFI".

Total Cost of Ownership Worksheets

The E-rate Task Force has prepared several Excel spreadsheets to help library administrators capture, understand and compare the overall costs of filtering. This is a beta release of the spreadsheets.We will continue to refine them based on user feedback. Please send comments or feedback to kmitchell@alawash.org with the subject field indicating TOC spreadsheets.
  • Tool to compare the costs of filtering to the benefits of E-rate discounts (Excel document): TCO.xls
  • Populated sample spreadsheet provided as an example (Excel document): sample.xls
  • Tool to compare costs from different filtering vendors (Excel document): compare.xls


Related Files

Sample RFI Questions (PDF File)
Comparison Worksheet
Sample TCO Worksheet
TCO Worksheet
0:0