Fundamentals of Licensing Electronic Resources

Wednesday, 8/22/2018
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

This session was presented on August 22, 2018. Access the recording and materials now:

This is part 1 of the six-part series, Licensing Electronic Resources to Serve the Library's Mission. 

This webinar will cover the fundamentals of electronic resources licensing, including basic license structure and terms, new developments in licensing, and helpful tips for new librarians working with license agreements.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this session, attendees will understand the fundamental structure of contracts, commonly used terms, and how to address common licensing issues with content providers.

Who Should Attend

Individuals who are new to electronic resources licensing, or are looking to refresh their knowledge on licensing.


Lori Duggan is the Head of Electronic Resources Acquisitions at Indiana University Libraries. A lifelong Hoosier, Lori received her Bachelor of Music Education and her Master of Library Science from Indiana University. Lori is an active member of NASIG and ALCTS, and her research interests include emerging trends in electronic resources management and licensing.



A recording of this webinar is now available since the six month date of the presentation has passed.

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No registration required.

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