June 19, 2012
Member and Vendor Comments on First Draft of Revised AALL Guide to Fair Business Practices for Legal Publishers Due by July 15
Quoting from the Vendor Liasion Update for June 2012:
The Revisions Task Force on the AALL Guide to Fair Business Practices for Legal Publishers seeks member and vendor comments on its first draft of the next edition of the guide. The task force invites suggestions for alternative language, problems or successes in using the guide, and new developments that should be included in the principles. Comments can be submitted via the Vendor Relations Community on AALLNET (login required) or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The task force was created in July 2011 and is charged with reviewing the guide’s second edition (adopted by the AALL Executive Board in 2006) and submitting a report with proposed revisions this fall. The purpose of the guide is to educate vendors and consumers on "fair business practices" and to set realistic expectations on both sides that will facilitate effective and productive relationships. The task force’s goal is to update the guide to ensure that it remains relevant for print and electronic resources; this may include modernizing the practices addressed, clarifying language, strengthening principles, and adding supporting examples.
The deadline for comments is July 15.
Download a redlined version of the first draft here. [JH]