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ALCTS Webinar: Negotiation of E-Resource Licensing & Pricing Terms

Tags: webinar | 2014
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central

*Apologies in advance for multiple postings.*

ALCTS Webinar: Negotiation of E-Resource Licensing & Pricing Terms
Wednesday, May 7 , 2014

All webinar sessions are one hour in length and begin at 11 am Pacific, 12 Mountain, 1 pm Central, and 2 pm Eastern time.

Electronic resources have more complexity in license agreements and pricing terms than other library materials, and librarians must be assertive in negotiating for these resources in this time of budget cuts and uncertainty. The librarian who accepts prices and terms as they are given is not getting the best possible deal for the library. Vendors are often more willing to negotiate than the librarian might expect. In this presentation, we will discuss successful negotiation strategies for pricing and terms of library e-resources.

Learning Outcomes
Attendees will come away from this webinar with new strategies for assertive and balanced negotiation, and an awareness of possible pitfalls in the process.

Who Should Attend
Librarians or staff members who manage e-resource contracts and licenses on behalf of a library.

Abbie Brown is Head of Consortial Resources for the University of Missouri System. She negotiates consortial e-resource licenses and contracts for a group of Missouri academic libraries and manages the purchase of individual e-resources on behalf of two campuses. She has been working in consortial acquisitions since 2006 and has presented on the topic of negotiation and vendor relations at several statewide conferences. Abbie graduated with an MLS from University of Maryland-College Park in 2005.

ALCTS Member (individual) . . . $43
Nonmember (individual) . . . $59
International (individual) . . . $43

(Applies to a group of people who will watch the webinar together from one access point.) Member group . . . $99
Nonmember group . . . $129

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

Technical Requirements
Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

How to Register
To register, complete the online registration form or or register by mail for the session you would like to attend.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.
For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.

*Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.*