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SLA, ARL Examine Electronic Resource Licensing in Global Distance Learning Event

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SLA, ARL Examine Electronic Resource Licensing in Global Distance Learning Event

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The Special Libraries Association (SLA) and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) have announced that they will offer a new interactive program, Demystifying the Licensing of Electronic Resources. The distance-learning event, sponsored by LEXIS-NEXIS, is scheduled for March 4 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST.

According to the announcement, the program will explore the elements of a license agreement, legal implications of adhering to a license, copyright/other areas of law, user and access terms, and legal terms. Formats include a live satellite broadcast, pre- and post-broadcast workshops, informative group discussion, and supplementary materials before and after the program.

"License agreements are a daily concern when conducting business in an electronic environment," said David R. Bender, SLA's executive director. "Through this distance-learning program, we hope to help its global participants negotiate license agreements armed with the latest information and professional insights."

Participants will also have the opportunity to evaluate the license terms and conditions of a mock license and get feedback from an expert panel. The panel includes Molly H. …

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