Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)

Licence Management Tools & Services
E-Resource Management Tools & Services

Updated 28 October, 2009

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CEIRC Licence Management

Checklist for vendor negotiation (CEIRC)
Vendor response form - for use in making proposals to the CAUL/CEIRC consortium, adapted from checklist above (10/9/07) - Restricted access - contact CAUL
Negotiation with non-Australian vendors (CEIRC)

Vendor terms & conditions - What adds value to CEIRC agreements - CEIRC Survey 2005 (16/3/06)
    CEIRC Survey 2005 Analysis & Summary & Actions [All restricted to CEIRC members] (30/1/06) John Redmayne
CAUL/CEIRC Licences - Audit of Perpeutal Access Provisions - 2007 (Colleen Cleary, 2/1/08, restricted to CEIRC members)
CEIRC Licences - Model Clauses (for use when vendor's clause is unacceptable)
Template for consideration of changes to CAUL/CEIRC licences (7/4/08)  The completed template of applications for change will be made available from the web site alongside the applicable licence.
Indemnity clauses in licence agreements - Philip Kent (updated 25/1/08)

Messages from vendors re IP blocking for suspected download abuses (23/3/08, and updated as messages received) - see also Datasets Coordinators Meeting (Melbourne, 4 February 2008)

Dataset auditing - management of titles lists of CAUL-specific packages (29/4/07)
CEIRC Titles Lists - provision to SerialsSolutions and other ERMS (12/4/08)

Vendor statistics (4/7/08) - note other links may be provided on the vendors' "information for CAUL" pages.

Shared resources.

List Merge Software - CSVMerge (v4 (C) 2000 was created by Craig O'Neil, Library Systems, QUT)
Database evaluation (this page will eventually include samples of database evaluation forms and other assistance with compiling forms for use in individual institutions)

e-Resource Management Tools

Report on UNSW’s experience of the Portico Holdings Comparison Service - Alison Neil (25/6/08)

Publishers' Price Lists. UKSG has undertaken to collect publishers' pricing announcements to simplify the renewals process for serials librarians by providing a central look up point.  We will continue to develop this resource with the long-term intention of making it a one-stop shop for librarians seeking journal publishers' pricing policies. United Kingdom Serials Group (28/9/06)

JISC Collections Academic Database Assessment ToolThe site provides access to detailed information and title lists for 15 major bibliographic and citation databases, and key service information for 8 major content platforms.  (28/9/06)

DLF Electronic Resource Management Initiative - Electronic Resource Management Initiative Deliverables.  Standards, specifications and best practice useful in drafting system specifications.

NISO License Expression Working Group.  The National Information Standards Organization, Digital Library Federation (DLF), EDItEUR, and Publishers Licensing Society (PLS) have agreed to form a License Expression Working Group to develop a single standard for the exchange of license information between publishers and libraries.  (US)

A comparison of OpenURL link resolvers: The results of a University of Connecticut Libraries environmental scan [by] Jill Livingston, a, , Deborah Sanforda,  and Dave Bretthauera, Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services Volume 30, Issues 3-4 , September-December 2006, Pages 179-201   doi:10.1016/j.lcats.2006.08.001

Deakin University.  [Procedures for handling "accompanying items" (eg software, e-resources)]. (26/5/05)
Murdoch University.  Survey 29/4/05.  Monographs with e-Resources included

Licence Management Tools

Model Licences

CEIRC Licences - Model Clauses (for use when vendor's clause is unacceptable)

Template for consideration of changes to CAUL/CEIRC licences (7/4/08)

Model NESLI Site Licence (Nesli2 - the National e-Journals Initiative) (UK)
Additional Authorised User Licensing Initiative JISC Collections (UK) (8/9/08)
Additional Authorised User Initiative [- current agreements] JISC Collections (UK) (8/9/08)
NESLi2 SMP (Small to Medium Sized Publishers) Initiative (11/9/08)

LicensingModels.org (The new name for LicensingModels.com). Model standard licenses for use by publishers, librarians and subscription agents for electronic resources. (John Cox Associates) Updated 27/10/09
Notes on changes: referring to the Academic Single Institution Licence in the following; parallel changes have been made to all the licences, though the clause numbers may vary a little.
1.       Unnecessary provisions have been removed: the last clause on resolving disputes by an ‘expert’ (clause 12) has been removed as being superfluous.  References to “agent” and “Publisher’s Representative”  have been removed as they have, in the event, proved to be unnecessary.
2.       Clause 1 Definitions now includes definitions of Learning Object, Text Mining and Virtual Learning Environment.
3.       New usage rights in respect of these definitions will be found in clauses 3.2.3, 3.2.4, and 3.2.6.

International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC).

Liblicense.  Licensing Digital Information - a resource for librarians.  Yale University. Canadian National Site Licensing Project.

Access to Licensed Archives & Archiving for Preservation. Sources.

Licensing Resources.  ARL (Association of Research Libraries) (12/7/07)

Associated Tools and Documents


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