Wrangling License Agreements

Tuesday, 9/27/2016 - Wednesday, 9/28/2016

Negotiating the best terms and conditions for your libraries and users is often challenging and complicated. Explore the impact of license agreements and share best practices for optimizing and managing these agreements. What do license agreements look like and what concerns might the various sections and clauses present? Attend this e-Forum to share experiences and practical solutions for wrangling and benchmarking license agreements to align with library best practices.

Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes:
  • Discuss key terms and conditions to add, remove, or change in your licenses.
  • Share tips and techniques to help you negotiate the terms you want.
  • Identify tools that you can use to optimize your licensing workflow.
  • Start the benchmarking process by understanding best practices at other libraries.

Who Should Attend

Librarians or staff involved or interested in licensing.


Katy DiVittorio is the Acquisitions Librarian at the Auraria Library in Denver, CO. Auraria is unique in that it is the only tri-institutional academic library in the nation. The Auraria Library serves the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, & Community College of Denver.

Michael Rodriguez is Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of Connecticut, where he leads contract management for library services and resources and is project manager for various initiatives. He also teaches professional development workshops on copyright and fair use.




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