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Ottawa Workshop October 27/28, 1997

 Owing to continuing interest in this Workshop, we are happy to
 TO SEPTEMBER 19, 1997.

                      'License or perish?'

      A Workshop on the Licensing of Electronic Resources
                   Ottawa,  October 27-28, 1997

Purpose and Overview

Increasingly, information resources are available electronically.
In this exciting but uncertain environment, information providers who
need to protect their investments are turning to licenses to define
and control the use of their products.  As licenses become standard
business practice for providing access to and use of electronic
information, we must pay attention to both the details and the
cumulative effect of these agreements on users, institutions, and the
process of scholarly communication. Library and information centre
managers are now faced with negotiating terms of use for each
electronic resource that satisfy both the information provider and
the user.  In the realm of license negotiation, one can learn that a
clause was missed and we have agreed to restrictions that would be
unacceptable in either a print or digital environment.

This one and a half day workshop will provide participants with a
clear understanding of  the complexities of the electronic license
environment, including:

-  the legal aspects of licensing (definitions, authentication,
contract law, copyright and Intellectual Property Law as it relates
to electronic licenses)

- a detailed understanding of how to read and interpret a contract

- trends, developments and predictions in the international arena
- the opportunities for Canadian libraries.

Target Audience

This Workshop is being presented in conjunction with  the CARL/ABRC
Fall General Meeting. Others are cordially invited to attend,

         Library Directors of any type of library using, or intending to
        negotiate access to, electronic library  resources

         Acquisitions, technical services, legal, computing centre and other
        staff involved in reviewing or negotiating electronic licenses

         Vendors/ commercial distributors

         Others with an interest in the topic

        Pieter Bolman, President, Academic Press
         Mary Case,  Director, Office of Scholarly Communication, ARL
        (Association of Research Libraries)
         Diane Cornish, partner, Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt
          Hazel Fry, Executive Director, COPPUL (Council of Pacific and
         Prairie University Libraries)
         Gary Gibson, Director - Library Sales, Micromedia
         Nigel Lodge and Mike Johnson, CHEST (Combined Higher Education
         Software Team), U.K.
         Alan H. MacDonald, Director, Information Services,  The University
         of Calgary
        Carole Moore, Chief Librarian, University of Toronto
         Ann Okerson, Associate University Librarian, Yale University
         Stephen W. Rhind-Tutt, President, Chadwyck-Healey Inc.
        John Tagler, Director of Corporate Communications, Elsevier

Date and Location

October 27, 1997    2:15 pm - 5:15 pm
October 28, 1997    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Minto Place Suite Hotel, 433 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario

80 suites are being held until September 22, 1997.  The daily rate is

Registration Fees

$310 (CARL Directors)
$410 (others)

Attendance is limited.  The registration fee includes continental
breakfast, buffet lunch, all breaks, and a reception at the National
Library.  Participants are invited to join CARL members for dinner
on October 27th (additional charge of $50).  Further information to
be provided.

Cheques should be made payable to Canadian Association of Research
Libraries and mailed to :

Stellina Mingardi
Canadian Association of Research Libraries
Room 602
Morisset Hall
University of Ottawa
65 University Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9A5

Phone:    (613) 562-5800 ext. 3652
Fax:         (613) 562-5195

The above information plus updates may also be found on the CARL/ABRC
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