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E-Product Management

Managing electronic resources can be complex. Every decision has multiple internal stakeholders, and each vendor is unique.

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Helping Vendors Help Us

Managing vendor relationships can be an uncomfortable task for some library staff. Given the general collaborative nature of library staff, working with vendors can feel competitive and unnatural. In my current position, I manage e-content for a public library system where vendors are my allies in helping my library better serve the community. Based on my experience, here are some tips for making the most in working with vendors.