Licensing for Librarians
Licensing can be a taxing and complex process for librarians. To help you better navigate the licensing landscape, the IP Rights Office has compiled a list of resources about understanding and negotiating library licenses.
- Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher and William Ury. Penguin Books (2nd ed. 1991)
- Interpreting and Negotiating Licensing Agreements: A Guidebook fo rhet Library, Research and Teaching Professions by Arlene Bielefield and Lawrence Cheeseman. Neal-Schuman Publishers (1999).
- Licensing Electronic Resources: Strategic and parcacital considerations for signing electronic information delivery agreements by Patricia Brennan, Karen Hersey, Georgia Harper. ARL (1997)
- Licensing digital content: A practical guide for librarians by Lesley Ellen Harris. ALA (2002) Call number: Z653.7 .H27 2002
- "Licenses, the Law, and Libraries" Journal of Library Administration vol. 42 no. 3/4 2005 pg. 163-176; available online through Haworth Press
- ARL Licensing website
- ARL Strategic & Practical Considerations for Signing Electronic Information Delivery Agreements
- Digital Library Federation's Electronic Resource Management Initiative Report (includes license workflow and ERM license field data dictionary)
- The International Coalition of Library Consortia's (ICOLC) Statement of Current Perspective and Preferred Practices for Selection and Purchase of Electronic Information
- Liblicense: Licensing Digital Information - A resource for librarians
- NISO's SERU (Shared Electronic Resource Understanding) : Statement of recommended practices
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