Licensing Electronic Resources: An Introduction

From $80 usd
Tue Mar 14, 2:00 PM - Wed Mar 15, 4:00 PM, 2023 (EDT)
Virtual Workshop via Zoom  

Workshop Pricing:

Single Registration Pricing

  • Member: $ 80.00
  • Non-Member: $ 160.00

Group Registration Pricing

  • Member: $ 200.00
  • Non-Member: $ 400.00

Class Description: This basic workshop is designed for library staff who are new to negotiating licenses for electronic resources. This workshop would also be beneficial to library staff who do not negotiate with vendors, but who do work with electronic resources and/or ERM systems and need to understand license terms. [Note: this is an introductory workshop and is not geared toward experienced staff who have already negotiated licenses.] 

The workshop will address the basic concepts of contract law (licenses as contracts) and offer a hands-on look at the components of a standard licensing agreement.

This workshop is very interactive. Participants are STRONGLY encouraged to join with a microphone or call in on the phone for audio so that you can participate in the conversation. This is not required, and you can still ask questions via the Chat option. However, it is strongly encouraged to ensure the best workshop experience.


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  • 4 Library Education Units (LEUs) for Indiana library staff
  • 4 Contact hours for all other library staff
  • 4 SCECHs for Michigan school library staff
  • 4 PGPs for Indiana school library staff

Registration Information:

  • You will receive a general email confirmation immediately upon successfully registering
  • The login and preparation email for the workshop will be sent prior to the training date
  • If you have not received your login and preparation email by noon of the day prior to the workshop, please email to request it

Note: To fully participate in the workshop, you will need to be able to access the webinar presentation via the Zoom link provided in the login and preparation email. Also, you will need access to the class materials via the Google Drive link provided in the login and preparation email. Finally, please plan to open and monitor chat within the Zoom meeting. Being able to view the presentation, view and possibly print the class materials, and participate in chat will lead to the most positive workshop experience. For Groups: The Zoom presentation and chat should be visible to all group attendees. The class materials link should be shared with group attendees ahead of time so everyone can access the class materials.

MCLS Code of Conduct for meeting and event participants: MCLS is dedicated to providing a harassment-free environment at all meetings and events, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of meeting participants in any form. Attendees violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the meeting at the discretion of MCLS. Our complete code of conduct and pricing information can be found here.

Stephanie Davis

  • Gwen Haviland
  • 800-530-9019 ext 404
Virtual Workshop via Zoom