A Wiki for Vendor Relations?

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.

Posted by Philip Cable at 09:07  


Hi! Thanks for the mention. I'd love it if librarians from all over the world participated, so feel free to add in info. In addition to the other benefits that they'd get, I think American librarians would be interested to learn how the librarian-vendor relationship is handled around the world.

15 March 2011 at 13:34  

I love the idea of a wiki for vendors relations. There must be a huge amount of information in the LIS-LAW archives on vendors which people would find useful and that isn't currently captured somewhere easily accessible by BIALL members. So now you just have to do it?!

James Mullan said...
15 March 2011 at 20:24  

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