REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR
EPOCH (Electronically Preserving Obituaries as Cultural Heritage)
THE [ORANGE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM](http://www.ocls.info)
**See full RFP at **[http://bit.ly/13nAuYO](http://bit.ly/13nAuYO)
Introduction and Purpose
OCLS is seeking proposals for the creation of an online website/content
Obituaries traditionally contain valuable genealogical and historical
information that is essential to a community's heritage.
With the dramatic decrease in the number of obituaries published through
traditional means due to the financial expense for the bereaved family, and
with the severe reduction in the amount of information contained in those that
are published, communities are losing vital knowledge that helps future
generations understand their heritage.
The EPOCH (Electronically Preserving Obituaries as Cultural Heritage) project
will provide a service to the community, in that it will serve as a depository
of information that will be held for future generations of researchers and
genealogists. Family and friends of the deceased can submit
detailed obituaries as a tribute to their loved ones, and in doing so help
build a meaningful history of the residents of the
community. With the ability to upload photos, videos and
other items, a multidimensional portrait of an individual and their
contributions to the community will be created.
Deadline for submission of RFP is March 18, 2013.
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