Unlike their print counterparts, electronic resources present formidable challenges. Prior to purchasing, a license must be reviewed and negotiated to ensure that the electronic rights meet the needs and expectations of the library. Students will be introduced to the current best practices of licensing and learn how to read, review and understand an agreement. Participants will develop skills and strategies for engaging in license negotiations with publishers and vendors for electronic resources which can then be applied to future negotiations and renewals.
At a glance
Please note: UW-Madison now requires payment upon registration. If you need to pay with a check, please use the form below and mail the check with your registration.
Register by phone: Pyle Center, (608) 262-2451
Register by fax or mail: Print out a Registration Form
Login information will be emailed to you a few days before the course begins.
- read, review, and understand agreements
- strategies for negotiation
- technical standards
- resource discovery
- perpetual access rights
- service delivery
Katy Collins is the head of collections at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC. She was recently the manager of electronic resources at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA.