Re: Silence of the Vendors (Jeanette Skwor) Stephen Clark 02 Jun 1998 17:06 UTC

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Date: Tue, 2 Jun 1998 11:47:22 -0500
Subject: Re: Silence of the Vendors (Sandra M. Barstow)

***You make a good point.  I am not recalling, however, that we've ever
done so here.   When and if we ever do hear from them, perhaps they would
tell us of experiences along this line?  I am remembering the opposite
actually--not vendors, but publishers posting and being complimented and
thanked for their input and questions.

***OTOH, I do forget things . . .

***And OTOH (well, don't we all need an extra hand sometimes? ;) this is a
topic (what vendors are doing and what their priorities are) that lends
itself to input, and it says something in itself that no one wants to post
to it.

***I will say, I am disappointed in my vendor for the first time in a long
time, right now.

Jeanette Skwor
Cofrin Library
UW - Green Bay

> From: "Sandra M. Barstow" <SBarstow@UWYO.EDU>
> I've observed (at conferences, but it probably would apply to this list as
> well) that when vendors do speak out about issues of importance to us all,
> they leave themselves open to attacks of crass commercialism.  Although I've
> occasionally sat through presentations that turned out to be advertisements,
> generally I've learned a lot by listening to what various vendors have to
> say.  Maybe if we could all agree not to jump all over them if they do speak
> out, the vendors would be more willing to do so.
> Sandy Barstow
> Head of Acquisitions
> University of Wyoming Libraries