Updated on January 26, 2021
Started in 1987, the New York State School Library Systems Association (SLSA) provided the opportunity for coordinated, consortia purchasing of K-12 eResources and eBooks accessed by students in public and non-public schools through the program called the School Library Systems Consortium of Online Resources for Education (SCORE).
The members of SCORE truly appreciate the educational vendor partnerships we have cultivated over the many years. We like to think this has been a win-win for both your company, our Association and our schools and districts who also benefit from these collaborations.
In September 2020, the SCORE membership voted to align our professional practices to the evolving regulations in New York State around student data and privacy (Ed Law 2d) by folding our RFQ process into one of the 37 Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES).
The SCORE Membership voted and transitioned from our independent consultant model of SCORE into the Capital Region BOCES which formed the Databases, Research tools, eBooks and Audiobooks, and Media (DREAM) Consortium which will be managed by the Capital Region BOCES School Library System Director and has 28 participating BOCES School Library Systems.
Additionally in 2019, the Erie 1 BOCES formed a new purchasing consortium called School Online Library Informational Databases (SOLID) which is managed by the Erie 1 BOCES School Library System Director and has 10 participating BOCES School Library Systems.
SLSA and the two indicated consortiums, SOLID and DREAM, look forward to working with vendor partners to expand the educational resources available for purchase in to assist our membership faculties, and students to learn, to grow and to explore for the upcoming school year and beyond.