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ARL Licensing Workshop

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ARL Announces...
Upcoming Workshop On Licensing Electronic Information Resources

Thursday-Friday, March 29-30, 2001, Atlanta, Georgia

     Sheraton Buckhead Hotel Atlanta
     3405 Lenox Road, NE
     Atlanta, GA 30326
     phone: 404-261-9250
     Cut-off Date for hotel reservations: March 7, 2001

Co-sponsored by SOLINET

Full details and registration information are available at:


License Review and Negotiation
Building a Team-Based Institutional Process

Purpose and Overview:

This two-day workshop:
1.	reviews the legal foundations of license agreements;
2.	engages the participants in a review of license terms and
3.	highlights the importance of and present strategies for developing
	an institutional process for license review, negotiation, and
	administration; and
4.	provides participants with an opportunity to assess and practice
	negotiation skills.

Target Audience:

The workshop is open to librarians and other institutional staff engaged
in the process of reviewing and negotiating licenses for electronic
resources with information providers on behalf of the library, the
institution as a whole, or a consortium.  Individuals might include those
who are responsible for:

* reviewing licenses in the library;
* recommending, acquiring, or servicing electronic resources;
* determining and implementing the technical requirements for electronic
* reviewing licenses for electronic library resources in the
  legal counsel's office;
* negotiating and/or signing licenses for electronic resources on behalf
  of the institution.

Institutional teams representing, for example, the library, computing
center, and the legal counsel's office, are encouraged.

Workshop Leaders:

Angee Baker
Vice President, Planning and Strategic Alliances

Trisha Davis
Head, Serials and Electronic Resources Department,
The Ohio State University Libraries

Karen Hersey
Senior Intellectual Property Counsel,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Attendance is limited to 60 participants.  The registration fee includes

resource materials, breakfast, lunch, and breaks.

ARL and SOLINET member libraries:   $350
Nonmember libraries:   $450

Register at http://www.arl.org/scomm/licensing/lworkshop.html