Library Licensing: A Manual for Busy Librarians

October 31, 2020
Library Licensing: A Manual for Busy Librarians

This clear and concise manual will help librarians understandlicenses so that they can become better reviewers, drafters, andnegotiators.Libraries purchase or subscribe to countless resources that aregoverned by licenses―both digital products and physical objectslike rare books or equipment. Many librarians, however, lack thelegal expertise to comprehend and assess the clauses found inlicenses.Authors Corey Halaychik and Blake Reagan have reviewed andedited thousands of contracts and use the lessons they've learnedto help librarians sort through the often archaic and confusinglanguage found in licenses. Library Licensing is a key referencefor anyone responsible for reviewing, editing, negotiating, andagreeing to licenses that govern library resources. It containsessential information that will allow the reader to not onlyunderstand the language used in contracts but also to replaceconfusing and redundant language with clear and concisealternatives. Organized with ease of use in mind, chapters arewritten for quick and easy consultation and application.In-depth coverage of terms used in library contractsClear and concise definitions of common contract languageGuidance on how to make contract language less confusingStep-by-step tips for reviewing, editing, and negotiatingcontract language