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Library Advisory Boards: A Survey of Current Practice Among Selected Publishers and Vendors

Library advisory boards are a unique source of information for vendors, publishers, and librarians. They provide valuable insights and perspective from customers and help vendors and publishers better understand how their products are used and perceived. For librarians, advisory boards are an opportunity to provide critical assessment and feedback; better understand the applicable company, its industry, product development; and also learn from and interact with colleagues. Further, the advice given has a direct impact on the development and improvement of products and services that librarians provide to their end users.