May 26, 2022

Slides From NISO’s “Streamlining and Simplifying: Advances in Consortial Licensing” Webinar

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:

  • 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.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.