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Re: Licensing Workshops

From:

Michelle Morelli <[log in to unmask]>

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The EDUCAUSE Software Licensing Issues Constituent Group Listserv <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Thu, 29 Mar 2001 16:48:10 -0500

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I definitely would like to participate in these types of workshops.  I'm sure that
some of you have heard of the CaucusNet organization.  Recently, I participated in
a similar workshop sponsored by them in Atlanta (1/2 day, cost of $60.00 -
including lunch).  Much more resonably priced than ARL's.  There are many academic
institutions that are active in CaucusNet; however there also are corporate
members, should that bother anyone.

Michelle Morelli
Emory University

Rodney Petersen wrote:

> I am curious if members of this list think there would be sufficient interest
> in "Licensing Workshops" for individuals in higher education responsible for
> reviewing or negotiating software licenses.  I believe that the growing
> complexity of software licensing, including the influence of laws like UCITA
> and initiatives to reform the copyright act, warrant some serious professional
> development for IT staff, procurement authorities, and general counsel.
> Changing business models, potentially including the use of application service
> providers, also necessitate that we are both better educated and perhaps can
> speak from a common set of core principles when it comes to our negotiations
> with vendors.
>
> As some of you may know, the Association of Research Libraries developed
> regional workshops a few years ago in response to the growing dependence on
> licenses in the library setting that govern access to electronic databases and
> increasingly for use of digital materials.  Those workshops have been very
> successful.  More information about the ARL program, including a link to a
> useful set of "Principles for Licensing Electronic Resources", is available at
> http://www.arl.org/scomm/licensing/index.html
>
> If there is interest in the development of a similar for software licensing, I
> would be happy to present a proposal to EDUCAUSE and welcome the assistance or
> support of others who might be interested in shaping such a program.  Please
> share your reactions or ideas with the entire list or respond to me
> individually, if you prefer.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rodney Petersen
> Director, Policy and Planning
> University of Maryland

--
Michelle A. Morelli
Technical Customer Support Specialist I
404.727.8225

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