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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Digital Licensing Online eCourse

Digital Licensing Online eCourse Lesley Ellen Harris and ALA Editions have teamed up to offer Digital Licensing Online, a self-paced eCourse which is designed to teach librarians how to read and understand a contract as well as how to negotiate with vendors. Among the many topics addressed are

* industry standards in licensing
* determining when a licensing policy is necessary
* key dimensions of licensing agreements
* legal concepts in licensing agreements
* step-by-step analysis of the main clauses in a digital licensing agreement

The course includes short quizzes at the end of each of the 27 modules. Each module is designed to take approximately 30 minutes to complete and can be taken whenever convenient, making this eCourse feasible for even the busiest librarian. Also provided is a treasure trove of additional resources, such as sample agreements, an assortment of boiler plate clauses, and links to helpful Web sites

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