vendor relations

close up black & white photo of a blue Persian cat
From Our domestic animals, their habits, intelligence and usefulness / by Gos de Voogt (1907)

102nd chat, Monday March 19 2018: vendor relations
11 am Pacific / noon Mountain / 1 pm Central / 2 pm Eastern

moderated by @greenarchives1 @_cageorge @gngrlibrarian
Storify (pdf, html) by @violetbfox

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Discussion questions:

  • Q1. What obligations do vendors have to end-users of their products? What obligations do vendors have to library workers? #critlib
  • Q2. What obligations do library workers have regarding ethical considerations in their relationships with vendors? (as information/product gatekeepers? as people who maximize access to information and rely on vendors to those ends?) #critlib
  • Q3. What obligations do professional organizations have in maintaining ethical relations with vendors? #critlib
  • Q4. How do we ensure library workers are able to engage in discussion about the ethical use of vendor products? #critlib