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ALA's Licensing Essentials

Please forgive cross-posting*

Here's a new educational service from ALA's Office for Information
Technology Policy.  Read on! It's FREE.

"Signing on the Dotted Line: Licensing Essentials for Library

Beginning February 25th through April 5th, OITP will host an online e-mail
tutorial on licensing. Similar in format to the successful copyright and
UCITA tutorials offered in 2000 and 2001, the licensing tutorial will
cover licensing basics in 25-30 brief, but informative messages written by
Lesley Ellen Harris (http://www.copyrightlaws.com/index2.html), a
recognized expert in copyright law and the author of Licensing Digital
Content: A Practical Guide for Librarians.

The tutorial will help librarians negotiate and interpret licensing
agreements with confidence.  Highlights include: frequently asked
questions, licensing lingo tips, how to develop a licensing policy, how to
be a better negotiator, and MORE.  The licensing tutorial course is FREE
to American Library Association and American Association of Law Libraries
members, and only $25 for non-members. For those librarians engaged in
licensing activities, this is a MUST DO!

Signing up is easy.

1. Send an e-mail message to: listproc@ala.org
2. Leave the subject line blank.
3. In the body of the email type:

subscribe licensing YourFirstName YourLastName

(example: subscribe licensing John Doe)

After subscribing, you should receive an automated message. On February
25th, you will receive your first e-mail tutorial message on licensing.
You can read your messages when they arrive, save them for later, or print
them out, but we recommend reading the messages in the order that they are

Non-ALA members can also receive the tutorial by sending a $25 check or
money order made out to the American Library Association. Please include
your e-mail address with your check so we can subscribe you. Send the
check to:

American Library Association
Office for InformationTechnology Policy
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 403
Washington, DC 20004
Attn: Chiffonya
For more information, contact Chiffonya Brown or Carrie Russell at ALA's Washington Office, (800)941-8478 or write to Chiffonya at cbrown@alawash.org.

Carrie Russell, Copyright Specialist
American Library Association
Office for Information Technology Policy
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW  Suite 403
Washington, DC 20004-1701