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- By Vendor Name These pages will offer basic business information about the vendors - company history, who owns them, what do they own, what products or services do they produce, contact information, etc. These would also be a place to note any major issues that they have or currently have. For example, the Harper Collins page would mention the eBook check out dispute. Or the Elsevier page would mention the controversy about the Australasian Journal of Bone and Joint Medicine.
- Products by Type A list by Type of Product or Service Offered.
- Reports of Bad Behavior Bad sales experiences, buggy products, etc.
- Reports of Excellent Behavior Who is it a pleasure to work with?
- What's it worth? Feel free to share what you're paying who for what.
- Legal Information Industry: Anticompetitive and Unfair Business Practices
Advocacy and Law
- Relevant Laws that affect Librarian/Vendor Relations
- Pending Legislation to be aware of and suggested advocacy tools (e.g. sample letters)
- Advocacy Organizations
Professional Organization Efforts
What, if anything, are the professional library organizations doing with regards to vendor relations and issues?
- Vendor SWAG
- The economics of the publishing industry
Major Events in the History of Vendor Librarian Relations
- Gordon and Breach Case
- The Big Deal
- CCH Canadian v. The Law Society of Upper Canada
- Nature Publications vs. University of California
- Harper Collins Boycott
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