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ARL-Online Course: Licensing Review and Negotiation Trisha L. Davis 19 Apr 2004 15:27 UTC

Licensing Review and Negotiation
ARL/OLMS Online Lyceum Course
May17-June 18, 2004

The Association of Research Libraries is pleased to again offer its popular
Online Lyceum course, Licensing Review and Negotiation. In this exciting
but uncertain environment of electronic information resources, in addition
to copyright, libraries must now manage the use of their information
resources under the terms agreed to in a license. Because licenses are
standard business practice for providing access to and use of electronic
information in library settings, we must pay attention to both the details
and the cumulative effect of these agreements on users, institutions, and
the process of scholarly communication.

This Online Lyceum course will:

* Introduce you to the legal underpinnings of the licensing of electronic
information resources
* Alert you to the players and factors at your home institution that affect
* Walk you through specific terms, conditions, and areas that make up a license
* Give you hints on how to negotiate the terms you need
* Tell you what needs to be done after the license is signed

During this course, you will also build a toolkit of materials that will
help you understand licensing as it directly relates to your institution.
You will be able to refer to the toolkit as you progress through the course
modules and it will serve as a useful resource in the future during
real-world licensing situations. The toolkit includes not only important
factual information but also questions you need to ask before entering into
any license agreement.

Licensing Review & Negotiation incorporates elements of both synchronous
(real-time) and asynchronous interaction with course facilitators and a
global peer network of up to 30 learners via a course bulletin board, chat
rooms, and regular e-mail. This course also includes interaction with
course facilitators via the submission of assignments that will be reviewed
and returned with feedback.

Target Audience:  Librarians and other institutional staff who are
relatively new to the process of reviewing and negotiating licenses for
electronic resources on behalf of the library, the institution as a whole,
or a consortium.

Register Now! Registration Deadline: May 7, 2004

$500 for ARL members/$550 for nonmembers

For more information about this or other ARL/OLMS Online Lyceum courses,
please visit our Web site at: <> or
contact Karen A. Wetzel, ARL Program Officer for Distance Learning by phone
at 202-296-8656 or via e-mail at <>.
Judith Matz
Communications Officer
Association of Research Libraries
21 Dupont Circle, NW  #800
Washington, DC  20036-1118
Phone  202-296-2296
Fax  202-872-0884

Trisha L. Davis
Associate Professor
Head, Serials & Electronic Resources Dept.
The Ohio State University Libraries
1858 Neil Avenue Mall 404N
Columbus, OH 43210-1286
Phone:   614  292-6314
Fax:        614  292-2015