Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Sarah Glassmeyer has had a radical idea. An idea that she herself volunteers "will cause me much more trouble and drama than it will ever be worth".
Her idea is to set up a "up a wiki where librarians and other interested parties can share information about all aspects of the library/vendor relationship".
Putting it this way makes LISVendor.info sound fairly unexciting. However Sarah - a self styled "law librarian -LibPunk - Information liberator" explains on her blog how the idea germinated from a notion of a need for a "wikileaks for library contracts". Which makes it sound much more alarming!
Glassmeyer is a US Law Librarian and LISVendor.info looks like it will be focused on vendor relations in the USA - but it is an interesting development nevertheless.