ERIC Number: ED433849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Managing the Licensing of Electronic Products. SPEC Kit 248 and SPEC Flyer 248.
Soete, George J., Comp.; Davis, Trisha, Comp.
This SPEC (Systems and Procedures Exchange Center) Kit and Flyer reports results of a survey that examined how ARL (Association of Research Libraries) member libraries have organized the licensing of electronic products and how they approach the associated problems. Forty-four of the 122 ARL member libraries responded to the survey. Results are summarized in the areas of personnel, educating users and staff, record keeping, terms of agreement, collection development impact, and satisfaction levels. A copy of the questionnaire with responses is provided. Representative documents include: (1) position descriptions from the University of Texas, Library of Congress, and University of Connecticut; (2) training documents from the University of Minnesota, University of Connecticut, and University of Washington; (3) forms and checklists related to licensing and contracts from the University of New Mexico, Ohio State University, University of Washington, University of Connecticut, and University of Minnesota; and (4) examples of standard contract language from the University of Pennsylvania, University of Washington, and University of Connecticut. A list of 45 selected book, journal, and web site resources is included. (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Contracts, Higher Education, Information Technology, Library Administration, Library Collection Development, Library Materials, Library Personnel, Library Surveys, Reference Materials, Research Libraries, Training
ARL Distribution Center, P.O. Box 531, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-0531 ($25 members; $40 non-members; plus $6 each shipping and handling); Tel: 301-362-8196; Fax: 301-206-9789; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Leadership and Management Services.