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This session was presented on September 12, 2018. Access the recording and materials now:
This is part 4 of the six-part series, Licensing Electronic Resources to Serve the Library's Mission.
Attendees will be asked to consider taking a more holistic approach to their routine work, first by understanding the general state of the contemporary information marketplace and then by identifying the place of one's own library in the overall "information ecosystem." While maintaining positive working relationships with sales representatives and other vendor personnel, librarians will be shown some practical techniques for pursuing the library's interests in a competitive marketplace: 1) how to select, combine, and sometimes even develop business models for serial and monographic e-resource acquisitions, 2) how to prepare for and conduct negotiations, 3) how to work with and evaluate partnerships with other libraries and consortia, 4) and finally how to avoid some common mistakes and other pitfalls.
Who Should Attend
New librarians will likely benefit the most from this session, but all librarians interested in licensing electronic resources may benefit from the discussion of negotiation techniques, the evaluation of business models, and cost containment strategies.
George Stachokas is the electronic resources librarian at Auburn University in Alabama. Previously, he served as head of resource services and special assistant to the dean for project management at Purdue University, and electronic resources librarian at Indiana State University. Stachokas holds an MLIS degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an MA in history from Indiana State University, and a BS in economics from Purdue University—West Lafayette.
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