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-## Licensing Basics 
-**Date: Mon 17 Mar 2019** 
  
-This week we start our two week coverage on licensing issues, and this 
-is because licensing is at the top of the list of most important aspects 
-of electronic resource management.  
- 
-The readings are pretty straightforward, but let's preview some of the basics, 
-which are nicely outlined in Weir (2016) (not in the reading): 
- 
-- There is a difference between copyright law and contract law, and in short, 
-  contract law overrides copyright law. This is how, for example, authors may 
-  sign over their copyrights to publishers, among other things. 
-- There are two general types of licensing agreements: 
-    - End user agreements are generally the kind that people accept when they 
-      use some kind of software or some service.  
-    - Site agreements are the kinds of agreements librarians get involved in 
-      when they negotiate for things like databases. Here, site refers to the 
-      organizational entity. 
-- There are several important parts of a standard license. They include: 
-    - Introductions: this includes information about the licensee and the 
-      licensor, date information, some information about payments and the 
-      schedule. 
-    - Definitions: this section defines the major terms of the contract. Weir 
-      (2016) includes, as examples, the licensee, the licensor, authorized 
-      user, user population, and whether the contract entails a single or 
-      multi-user site. 
-    - Access: This may cover topics such as IP authentication and proxy access. 
-    - Acceptable use: Include here issues related to downloading, storage, 
-      print rights, ILL, preservation. 
-    - Prohibited use: What can't people do -- download restrictions, etc. 
-    - Responsibilities: What is the licensee (the library) responsible for. Be 
-      careful about accepting responsibility for actions that the library would 
-      have a difficult time monitoring. Then also, what is the licesor 
-      responsible for. This might include topics such as 24 hour access and 
-      like. 
-    - Term and terminations: Details about the terms of the contract and how 
-      the contract may be terminated. Be aware that many libraries are attached 
-      to either municipal, county, or state government and must adhere to 
-      relevant laws as such. 
-    - various provisions 
- 
-As an example, the California Digital Library, via the University of 
-California, provides a [checklist][1] and a copy of their standard license 
-agreement. 
- 
-[1]:https://www.cdlib.org/gateways/vendors/checklist.html 
- 
-The checklist covers four main sections and is well worth a read: 
- 
-- Content and Access 
-- Licensing 
-- Business 
-- Management 
- 
- 
-We also have three additional readings this week. One of the readings covers 
-SERU: A Shared Electronic Resource Understanding, by NISO. We also have a short 
-article by Regan that provides some guidelines on becoming competent on 
-licensing. 
- 
-[SERU][2], Shared Electronic Resource Understanding, is another NISO 
-collaborative document that helps standardize some aspects of the licensing 
-process and also can be used as "an alternative to a license agreement" if 
-a provider and a library agrees to its use. Like the standard licensing 
-structure that Weir (2016) outlines, SERU also includes parts that describe 
-use, inappropriate use, access, and more, but also posits other stipulations, 
-such as confidentiality and privacy. 
- 
-[2]:https://groups.niso.org/apps/group_public/download.php/8593/RP-7-2012_SERU.pdf 
- 
-The other reading is the [NASIG Core Competencies for Electronic Resources 
-Librarians][3]. This doesn't specifically cover licensing, but I added it to 
-this week's reading list for a couple of reasons. First, it's a reminder that 
-when we talk about electronic resource management, we talk about 
-a comprehensive list of responsibilities, skills, technologies, and more, and 
-I need to keep reminding you of this. Second, because the Regan reading 
-specifically mentions these competencies, and I thought it would good to 
-introduce them here, even though many of you have already commented on them in 
-previous discussion forums. 
- 
-[3]:https://www.nasig.org/site_page.cfm?pk_association_webpage_menu=310&pk_association_webpage=7802 
- 
-This week, after reading the material, I want you to focus on the Regan article 
-and some of the questions raised there. Regan raises important questions about 
-the licensing process and about effective communication and advocacy. This 
-week, I want you to comment on these things, and I want you to answer some of 
-the questions that Regan raises. You can do that by searching the web and 
-library websites. In fact, at the beginning of the semester I asked you to 
-subscribe to the SERIALST email list. It's now time to draw upon that and any 
-discussions you've seen in those lists that are related. You can usually search 
-the archives of those lists, if you want. Regan also mentions some other 
-sources, such as [LIBLICENSE][4] and [copyrightlaws.com][5]. Any of these are 
-fair game for discussing, but the latter is a commercial entity that provides 
-material and tutorials for a kind of tuition. It might be useful to know about 
-but explore only if you want. However, LIBLICENSE provides model licenses as 
-well as links to [additional model licences][6], including the above mentioned 
-California Digital Library Standard License Agreement. The LIBLICENSE model 
-license includes even more details, such as types of authorized uses, and the 
-new ones include: 
- 
-- course reserves 
-- courepacks 
-- electronic links 
-- scholarly sharing 
-- scholarly citation 
-- text and data mining 
- 
-[4]:http://liblicense.crl.edu/ 
-[5]:https://www.copyrightlaws.com/ 
-[6]:http://liblicense.crl.edu/licensing-information/model-license/ 
- 
-## References 
- 
-Regan, S. (2015). Lassoing the Licensing Beast: How Electronic Resources 
-Librarians Can Build Competency and Advocate for Wrangling Electronic Content 
-Licensing. The Serials Librarian, 68(1–4), 318–324. 
-https://doi.org/10.1080/0361526X.2015.1026225 
- 
-Weir, R. O. (2012). Licensing Electronic Resources and Contract Negotiation. In 
-R. O. Weir (Ed.), Managing electronic resources: a LITA guide. Chicago: ALA 
-TechSource, an imprint of the American Library Association. 
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