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ESLN Webinar: Know the Path, Avoid the Pitfalls – Arranging Contracts for E-Resources

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

From considerations of artificial intelligence, to non-disclosure (“NDA”), to mergers of academic institutions, contracts for e-resources are some of the most complex agreements contracts libraries have to negotiate. This sixty-minute session will review the essential elements and hidden risks of contracts for e-resources. Written materials will include sample RFP language, an assessment checklist, and sample contract language.

This session will cover:
• A review of institutional priorities for e-resource contracts (including ethics, safety, privacy, service stability, balance of liability, assignment, budget contingencies, communications, breach/disruption response, confidentiality, and intellectual property)
• How to assess and inventory your institution’s priorities for particular e-resource contracts
• How to develop RFP’s for e-resources that turn priorities into procurement criteria
• How to assess if vendor proposals meet stated criteria
• How to ensure criteria are confirmed in final contracts

Who should attend: anyone who is responsible for the purchase of e-content including procurement officers, directors, and library media specialists from library systems, academic libraries, public libraries and school libraries. The session will consider the perspectives of institutions bound by state procurement requirements, as well as those with fewer constraints and resources.

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March 7
10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
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Online Via Zoom
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