Title

Negotiating Your License

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries

Abstract

To obtain access to electronic resources, libraries must enter into contractually binding license agreements with vendors. Since libraries spend an ever-increasing amount of money every year on resources, it is incumbent upon librarians to develop carefully prepared procedural guidelines for use in the negotiation of licenses. The guidelines will help ensure that all major issues are addressed in the license, thus offering the library and the university maximum protection and flexibility. This paper describes a procedural framework developed by the University of South Alabama Biomedical Library to be used when negotiating licenses with vendors of electronic materials.

First Page

325

Last Page

338

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1080/15424065.2011.626343

Publication Date

11-2011

Department

University Libraries

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