Principles & Practices for Licensing E-Resources

May is the month we are highlighting the CRIV website and the tools and information that were created for the AALL community. This week features one of our CRIV Tools: Principles & Practices for Licensing Electronic Resources.

Do you manage e-resources for your library? Are you new to the role or do you need a refresher? CRIV is here to help! Check out the Principles & Practices for Licensing E-Resources.

Finding the AALL CRIV Principles & Practices for Licensing E-Resources

Hover under the Advocacy link on the AALL homepage, click on CRIV Tools, and then Principles & Practices for Licensing Electronic Resources.          

AALL CRIV Principles & Practices for Licensing E-Resources

These principles and practices provide guidance to both librarians and vendors engaged in the licensing process. There are nine sections covered:

  1. Licensing preparedness
  2. License components
  3. Authorized use and authorized users
  4. Copyright and intellectual property
  5. Archiving
  6. Usage tracking and user privacy
  7. Termination/renewal
  8. Dispute resolution
  9. Warranties/quality of service

In addition to the principles, the following materials, intended as a toolkit for anyone involved in library procurement, are supplied:

Appendix A—Checklist for Licensing Electronic Resources

Appendix B—Resources for Licensing Terms and Definitions

Appendix C—Resources for Sample Clauses and Model License Agreements

Appendix D—Bibliography Licensing and Procurement of Electronic Resources

Appendix E—Bibliography: Accessibility of Electronic Resources

Appendix F—Procurement Process Checklist for Law Libraries

Up next week — Liaisons to Vendors & Request for Assistance.

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