May 24, 2022

Survey Results: Library Vendor Negotiation Research Report

Matt Dunie, President of Data-Planet* and with years of experience as a library vendor/executive, from time to time shares tips, strategies, and suggestions with librarians about how to best work with vendors.

For example, in September he was the co-presenter of a pre-conference session at WebSearch University titled, Negotiating Skills for Information Professionals.

About ten days ago Dunie co-presented, “Secrets in Vendor Negotiations” at The Charleston Conference.

During the session he shared results from from a survey of librarians he conducted about vendors.

Matt Dunie’s, “Library Vendor Negotiation Research Report” slides embedded below.

See Also: Review Matt Dunie’s Bio

* From time to time infoDOCKET utilizes Data-Planet to provide visualizations of library-related statistics.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.