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Best Practices in Managing Information Vendor Portfolios

** Authored by the Information Research & Management Council

Since acquiring information and data from vendors is costly and its licensing complex, an information professional’s main priority should be to ensure the organization gets the best value for its investment in licensed information resources. This council perspective outlines a set of best practices to help content managers achieve this.

** Information Research and Management Council Members

Ruth Carter Armstrong
Alicia Biggers
Elizabeth A. Bourg
Susan Costa Brewsaugh
Jennifer G. Burrowes
Laura Claggett
Mariann Cyr
Nan M. Dubbelde
Cheryl Duggan
Jillian Hamer
Barbara Hirsh
Mindy F. Klein
Mary Koslowski
Maribeth Bacig Link
Anne Lonergan
Jill Maserian
Lea McCall
Faina Menzul
Nancy Muir
Sean O'Hanlon
Catherine Porta
Sara R. Pollock
Deborah Robinson
Marcia Schemper-Carlock
Michael S. Stelzer
Ilene Strongin-Garry
Jean A. Tatalias
Kathryn Walsh
Teresa Wilkins

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