Licensing Workshops (Mary Case) Stephen Clark 24 Mar 1999 14:45 UTC

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Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 09:18:50 -0500
From: Mary Case <marycase@ARL.ORG>
Subject: Licensing Workshops

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ARL Announces...
Upcoming Workshops On Licensing Electronic Information Resources

Monday-Tuesday, May 3-4, 1999, Washington, DC
Thursday-Friday, September 16-17, 1999 Dallas, TX (hosted by AMIGOS)

Full details and registration information are available at:


License Review and Negotiation
Building a Team-Based Institutional Process

Purpose and Overview:

This two-day workshop:
1.  reviews the legal foundations of license agreements;
2.  engages the participants in a review of license terms and conditions;
3.  highlights the importance of and present strategies for developing an
institutional process for license review, negotiation, and
administration; and
4.  provides participants with an opportunity to assess and practice
negotiation skills.

Target Audience:

    The workshop is open to librarians and other institutional staff
engaged in the process of reviewing and negotiating licenses for
electronic resources with information providers on behalf of the
library, the institution as a whole, or a consortium.  Individuals might
include those who are responsible for:

*       reviewing licenses in the library;
*       recommending, acquiring, or servicing electronic resources;
*       determining and implementing the technical requirements for electronic
*       reviewing licenses for electronic library resources in the
        legal counsel's office;
*       negotiating and/or signing licenses for electronic resources on behalf
        of the institution.

Institutional teams representing, for example, the library, computing
center, and the legal counsel's office, are encouraged.

Workshop Leaders:

Trisha Davis
Head, Continuation Acquisition Division,
The Ohio State University Libraries

Karen Hersey
Intellectual Property Counsel,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mary Case
Director, Office of Scholarly Communication,
Association of Research Libraries


Attendance is limited to 60 participants.  The registration fee includes
resource materials, breakfast, lunch, and breaks.

ARL member libraries:        $350
Nonmember libraries:         $450

Register at

   Mary Case, Director
   Office of Scholarly Communication
   Association of Research Libraries
   21 Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 800
   Washington, D.C.   20036
     (202) 296-2296 X112
     Fax:  (202) 872-0884