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Conference Proceeding


The University of Tennessee (UT) Libraries and the University of South Carolina (USC) Libraries drafted documents to guide licensing practices during 2020 and 2021. In 2021, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) developed licensing principles for its members, including UT and USC. With the principles completed, both institutions moved on to implementation in 2022. This paper outlines the steps taken to develop licensing principles at UT, USC, and ASERL, and discusses plans to incorporate these principles into regular negotiations and licensing agreements at UT and USC. Readers will learn important considerations for implementing licensing principles at their own institution and be warned about pitfalls they might encounter.

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APA Citation

Freeman, A. D., Gould, E. M., & Mezick, J. A. (2023). Building a ladder to access. NASIG Proceedings, 83.