Accenture‘s federal services business will build a data repository for the Library of Congress under a potential three-year, $27.3 million contract.
Elaine Beeman, senior managing director and civilian portfolio lead at Accenture Federal Services, said in a statement released Wednesday the project is key to helping the library deploy technology designed to facilitate digital access to its collection of media and books.
Beeman added the company has assembled a team of data center, technology and cloud professionals to carry out the effort.
Under the contract, AFS will design the facility and oversee the procurement, installation and configuration of hardware and software platforms for the library’s new data hub.
The institution houses more than 164 million items that support the research needs of Congress and the U.S. Copyright Office.
AFS will also assess 250 applications at the library’s current data center in an effort to determine whether to consolidate or decommission the apps, relocate to the future repository or transition to a cloud computing environment.
The contract contains one base year plus two option years and work also includes the transition of apps, services and systems to a new hosting platform.