Read That License! Fifteen Provisions to Look for in Electronic Resources Agreements

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When a vendor hands you an electronic resources agreement, do you blithely sign the license without reading it, relying on the vendor’s assurances that all oral promises are included? Or, if you do slog through the multiple pages of fine print, do you know what you are reading? What are the implications for interlibrary loan, patron usage, reserves, coursepacks, or long-term access? The presenter, CLIC Executive Director Ruth Dukelow, is an attorney and a librarian with many years of experience reviewing electronic resources licenses for libraries. In this session, she will cover the major provisions and pitfalls to look for when negotiating an electronic resources license.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who is interested in e-resource licensing.