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CE course in electronic licensing at SLA

The Physics-Astronomy-Math Division of SLA will sponsor the following CE
course in electronic licensing at SLA this June.  Registration is open to

Shaun Hardy
Carnegie Institution of Washington


Licensing Electronic Journals: A Continuous Education Course
Thursday, 15 June 2000
8:30 am till 4:00 pm
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
as part of the Special Libraries Association 91st Annual Conference

     Electronic journals are fast becoming the preferred method for
information dissemination, especially in the sciences.  This workshop will
guide the participant through all the steps necessary for revising a
standard license agreement into a contract that is acceptable to both
parties. The principles and practices of license negotiation will be
covered, including both business and technical issues.  Participants will
break up into small, role-playing groups and negotiate a generic license,
which will then be critiqued and evaluated by the other groups.

     By the end of the day participants will be able to:

1) Describe legal terms commonly appearing in license agreements,

2) Define the rights, responsibilities, and obligations desired in a
license agreement,

3) Apply the principles of business negotiation to evaluate and revise a
license agreement,

4) Design support materials to facilitate the negotiation process.

     The course will have the following structure:

Morning Period:
	Legal Overview of License Agreements
	Licensing Principles and Guidelines
	Creating Support Materials & Checklists

Afternoon Period: (Breakup into smaller workgroups)
	Reading, Reviewing, Revising a Sample License Agreement
	Discussion of Strengths & Weaknesses of the License Produced by
	Questions & Answers Period
	Workshop Wrap Up

     A brief biography of the course instructor:

     Trisha L. Davis is an Associate Professor and Head, Serials &
Electronic Resources Department at the Ohio State University Libraries.
She also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Kent State University
School of Library and Information Science, Columbus Program, teaching
graduate courses in technical services, serials, cataloging, and academic
libraries.  She also has taught courses for Ohio Dominican College and the
OSU College of Education.

     Since 1997, Ms. Davis has served as the Visiting Program Officer for
Licensing of Electronic Products at the Association of Research Libraries.
For the ARL, she has developed a two-day workshop on licensing that has
been presented around the U.S. since fall 1997.  She remains actively
involved in committee work for the American Library Association, serves on
the advisory boards of a subscription agent (Dawson/Faxon/RoweCom) and an
electronic publisher (Reed Reference), and also is a member of the
editorial board of Library Collections, Acquisitions & Technical Services

     Ms. Davis has authored a book on automated serial control systems,
and many articles on copyright and licensing issues for electronic
products.  For the last four years, she has presented papers and given
workshops on serials automation and electronic publishing at a variety of
professional meetings.  She also consults for businesses and libraries on
projects related to the licensing of electronic products.

Course Cost: $225 for members (SLA, AALL, ASIS, ARLIS/NA, AIIP, ALIA,
CALL, CLA, MLA); $250 for non-members.  "Early-bird" registrations are due
by 1 May 2000.
The Course Ticket Number for this C.E. is 745.  

A registration form can be found at

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Leach at 617-495-2878,

Sponsored by the Physics--Astronomy--Mathematics Division of SLA.   

Shaun J. Hardy

Carnegie Institution of Washington               phone:  (202) 686-4370 x2562
DTM-Geophysical Laboratory                       fax:    (202) 686-2419
5241 Broad Branch Road, N.W.
Washington, DC 20015                             e-mail: hardy@dtm.ciw.edu