Great Western Library Alliance (GWLA) Adopts Licensing Principles Document
From the GWLA Newsletter (6/16/2020):
An outgrowth of the work of the GWLA Task Force on Offsets and Transformative Agreements, the GWLA Board, on Friday, June 12, 2020, adopted a “GWLA Licensing Principles” document. The document was overwhelmingly endorsed by the GWLA membership.The document serves as a philosophical underpinning to the GWLA Model License. As stated in the introduction:
“In this time of change and uncertainty, it is important that we remind ourselves and declare the values and principles that bind us together. These licensing principles are an articulation of our values and priorities applied to all of our licenses and agreements for resources to support the teaching and research at our institutions. These licensing principles are a companion to the GWLA Model License and provide the scaffolding for negotiations and agreements going forward.”
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.