Vendor Relations Committee

The Vendor Relations Committee members determined at the meeting at Midwinter that the focus of the group’s work over the coming year will be e-delivery given the changes in the environment with the use of some products diminishing e.g. Ariel, and new products being offered such as OCLC’S Article Exchange. Toward that end, we have been organizing a presentation on e-delivery for the ILL Discussion Group meeting at ALA Annual in Anaheim. We are connecting with the representatives of the various e-delivery systems and inviting them to participate in the meeting of the Vendor Relations Committee at ALA Annual. We are also soliciting names from them of individuals who use their product and can speak to its features and fit for their library. We will ask these individuals to explain their usage and what they think are the advantages and disadvantages of the product. We will include speakers who use OCLC’s Article Exchange, Odyssey, Relais Express, and DLSG’s B-SCAN ILL. We also plan to have a written document to distribute that explains the various options.

Becky Ringwelski, Chair