What’s in Our Contracts and Why Do We Care?: A Crash Course in Understanding E-Resource Licensing in Libraries

Activity: Talk typesSubmitted presentation or panel


With electronic resources (databases, ebooks, streaming videos, etc.) comprising such a significant portion of our library collections, can libraries really thrive without understanding the complexities surrounding their licensing and use? It is not enough for a library to negotiate a good price; we must understand how looking at the fine print can benefit our users and our vision for the future. Join me in a look behind the curtain as I attempt to demystify a confusing (but vital!) corner of librarianship. This session will outline the basic licensing workflow, who may be involved in negotiations, model licensing agreements, definitions of common terms, the conflict between contract law and fair use, and discussion of how your licenses can support your library’s mission and values.
PeriodJun 10 2022
Event titleLake Superior Libraries Symposium
Event typeSymposium
LocationUnited StatesShow on map