Kara Phillips was recently a visiting scholar at Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU) Law School in China. This article describes the project she undertook to collect and ship 300 English-language law books to the SJTU Law Library, as well as her experience as a law librarian in China.
Kara Phillips reviews the top ten deal breaking components in license agreements, including: authorized users, damages, indemnification, perpetual access, pricing, privacy, multi-site licensing, and remote access.
Kara Phillips’ chart documents practical references and resources for licensing negotiations that appear in the library literature covers: researching vendors, seeking input from patrons and usesrs, negotiating pricing, setting contract goals, and establishing effective communications strategies.
Kara Phillips shares examples of diverse personal volunteer efforts within the law library community, gleaned from an informal survey, that include service on the local, national and international level.
Kara Phillips describes how to apply the techniques and theories that are the foundation of a classic book on negotiation to the process of developing electronic licensing agreements that satisfy the requirements of all parties involved.
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By Kara Phillips
Kara Phillips, Collection Development Librarian/Associate Director at Seattle University Law Library since 1997, has worked for various state agencies in Washington as a contract librarian as well as the Gallagher Law Library East Asian Law Department and Lane Powell Spears Lubersky. Recipient of a Blakemore Fellowship, she studied Mandarin Chinese at the Stanford Center in Taipei, Taiwan in 1996 and during her sabbatical in 2007 will work in China, setting up an American legal collection at Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Law.
This new column by Kara Phillips launches with a review of resources and techniques to help get you up to speed on licensing and put you on a level playing field with the vendor reps on the other side of the licensing table.