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A course from Jisc CollectionsCourse summary


June 20 2018 - 10:00
June 20 2018 - 16:00

About the Event

A course from Jisc Collections

Course summary

Electronic publishing has brought huge changes to learned information provision and to the role of librarians and other information professionals.  ‘Ownership’ of content is no longer a simple matter of receiving and storing print copies on a shelf.  Publishers and intermediaries license access to electronic resources, and so the licence has become a feature of most sales agreements.  Information professionals consequently need to become familiar with the terms and conditions of licences, their meaning and their implications.   

Why you should attend

The course is designed for librarians involved in e-resource purchasing in academic institutions; librarians in these institutions who are being trained to undertake purchasing roles will also benefit from attending.  Participants will gain a good understanding of the key issues surrounding publisher licensing and negotiations, together with practical skills and knowledge which they will be able to use in their professional lives. 

Jisc Collections has an international reputation for expertise in the negotiation and licensing of scholarly online resources.  It currently manages around 200 agreements and its model licence is seen as a ‘gold standard’ across the academic sector.

Learning objectives

At the end of the course participants will:

•    understand the key issues surrounding publisher licensing, and how these impact libraries
•    be familiar with the concept of a Model Licence and the important clauses in publisher licences
•    be familiar with the principles of successful negotiation of terms and conditions in the context of licensing online information resources
•    understand the fundamental dos and don’ts of e-resource licence negotiation
•    be aware of the legal implications that licence terms have for their institution
•    understand the latest issues and concerns related to licensing
•    be aware of the issues around licensing for additional users, including those at partner organisations.


UKSG members: £200.00 + £40.00 VAT [20%] (total £240.00)
Non-members: £250.00 + £50.00 VAT [20%] (total £300.00)

The fee includes refreshments and lunch.


The King's Fund
No. 11 Cavendish Square (Edwards Room)

Tel.: 020 7307 2474 (Reception)


10.00   Registration and coffee

10.30   Welcome and introductions from the Chair
Ben Taplin, Licensing Specialist, Jisc Collections

10.45   Session 1: Introduction to licences 
Group work and discussion

11.00   Session 2: The Jisc model licence 
Ben Taplin, Licensing Specialist, Jisc Collections
Journals and e-books and the key differences

11.30   Break
11.45   Session 3: A publisher’s view of licensing 
Michael Davis, Senior Institutional Account Manager, Wiley
What are the main concerns of publishers?  What are publishers
discussing in industry groups?

12.15   Session 4: A closer look at licences
Group exercises and discussion aimed at ‘reading’ a licence and understanding
what’s missing and what’s included

13.00   Lunch

13.45   Session 5: A librarian’s view on managing licences 
Alex Fenlon, Head of Copyright and Licensing, University of Birmingham
Case study and discussion

14.15   Session 6: Licensing for additional authorised users (AAU) 
Greg Ince, TNE Licensing Manager, Jisc Collections
The issues involved and the Jisc Collections Decision Tool, followed
by discussion

15.00   Session 7: Licensing scenarios 
Group exercises and discussion addressing licensing for different types of AAU groups (NHS trusts, users at partners abroad, alumni)

15.45   Summary, questions and conclusion

16.00   Close

How to book

Booking has now closed.

For further information please contact Samira Koelle at UKSG by e-mail or by phone: +44 (0)1993 848234.

Venue location details will be sent with confirmation of booking.


By Tuesday 12 June 2018 - full refund
From Wednesday 13 June 2018 - no refund

NB:  UKSG reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.

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