The NISO (National Information Standards Organization) webinar, “Streamlining and Simplifying: Advances in Consortial Licensing” took place yesterday (August 13, 2014) and featured the following speakers:
- Christine Stamison
Director at Northeast Research Libraries Consortium
- Anne E. McKee M.L.S.
Program Officer for Resource Sharing, Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA)
Co-chair of the NISO SERU (Shared Electronic Resource Understanding) Standing Committee
- The Publisher-to-Consortia Relationship
David Celano, Vice President, Library Sales, Springer
Brief biographies of each speaker can be found here and with the following blurb:
The process of license negotiation has always been a tortuous one for both publishers and librarians. Librarians have begun to leverage their strength in numbers and to simplify the process of license negotiation through the use of consortial licenses that cover more than a single institution. The use of consortial licensing, the terms and conditions, and the ease in which they can be negotiated and implemented continue to evolve.
This webinar will explore some of the developments in consortial licensing and will look at new directions and ways to improve the processes.