New Web Resource: LISVendor.info
Thanks to Joe Hodnicki from the Law Librarian Blog for alerting us to the new LISVendor.info wiki that was founded and managed by Sarah Glassmeyer.
Joe shares a few thoughts about the new wiki here.
Sarah has posted the backstory about the birth of LISVendor.info wiki on her personal web site.
She has also posted about the new site on LibPunk, a blog she runs with Kendra Levine.
Finally, here is the introductory paragraph from the wiki:
This wiki was created to fill a simple need – the need for a place for librarians to communicate and otherwise share information about our interactions and business dealings with library vendors: complaints and compliments about customer service, problems with products, pricing information, etc. The Librarian Blogosphere, twitterati and other social networks are already a great resource for sharing this type of information. However, that is a limited number of voices and there’s nowhere for these conversations to be collected so that long term perspective can be gained. It is also hoped that this wiki becomes a place to learn the necessary business skills – such as contract negotiation – that we may not have learned in library school.
We wish Sarah and LISVendor.info the very best. Resources that are developed to promote learning and discussion are 100% worth knowing about. Of course, participation is also a good thing when you have an opinion or knowledge to share.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.