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ARL Advanced Licensing Workshop

Association of Research Libraries
Advanced Licensing Workshop

June 14-16, 2004
Hotel Grand Pacific
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Sponsored by COPPUL (Council of Prairie and Pacific University

Schedule:  The workshop begins at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 14
(registration will begin at 12:30 p.m.) and concludes at noon on
Wednesday, June 16.

Purpose and Overview:

This workshop, which will include copyright and legal information
specific to Canada, will:
1. deepen participants' understanding of license terms and conditions
through several  hands-on license review exercises;
2. help participants understand, evaluate, and minimize the risks in
licensing electronic resources;
3. provide strategies to participants on how to protect their legal and
business interests when working with consortia; and
4. review strategies for getting past no in difficult negotiations.

Topics covered will include:
Risk Assessment - The Perspective of Licensees
Risk Assessment - The Perspective of Licensors
Working with Consortia
Understanding Legal Language
Legislative Update
Pricing Models and Strategies
Getting Past No

Optional group discussion sessions with the trainers will be offered on
Tuesday evening.  Session topics will be:

A. Consortia
B. Legal Issues
C. Process and User Issues

Target Audience:

The workshop is open to librarians who have participated in ARL's License
Review and Negotiation workshop or who have had a minimum of 1 year's
experience reviewing and negotiating license agreements for their library
or consortium.

Workshop Leaders:

Angee Baker-McAfee, President, The McAfee Group
Trisha Davis, Head, Serials and Electronic Resources Department, The
Ohio State University Libraries
Samuel Trosow, Assistant Professor, Law and Information Media Studies,
University of Western Ontario
Lee Anne George, Program Planning Officer, Association of Research

Registration and Hotel:
For registration and hotel information, see

Pease register early - space is limited!!

Mary M. Case
Director, Office of Scholarly Communication
Association of Research Libraries
Suite 800
21 Dupont Circle, NW
Washington, DC  20036
202-296-2296 x112
202-872-0884 (fax)