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The Values Driven Library Resource License

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April 14, 2020

The Values Driven Library Resource License

Slides for OpenCon Community Call presentation, April 2020. Does your library have a defined set of values? Firmly established "deal breakers" in license negotiations? Are you curious about how a librarian might go about drafting values-based criteria and get them approved for implementation?



April 14, 2020


  1. Values Driven Resource License Scarlet Galvan | Collection Strategist Librarian

    Grand Valley State University Libraries OpenCon Community Call, April 14, 2020
  2. Function of a license • Permitted uses that might otherwise

    infringe a 3rd party’s copyrights. • Establishes roles, responsibilities, obligations and what happens when one party breaches or violates them. (Emmet, 2018) Licenses define
  3. Resource management means understanding: Authentication Identity Software Metadata Discovery Content

  4. This means what the library values and how the library

    works are defined by the license. What’s possible? What parties have which rights? How can users work with the collection? Who holds power to innovate?
  5. What does the library value? Integrity Inquiry Inclusiveness Community Sustainability

  6. How does licensing impact those values? • accessibility standards •

    alumni privileges • post-cancellation access • author rights • course packs, LMS • IR depositing • scholarly sharing • reuse of figures and tables • resource sharing • text and data mining • user privacy • advertising
  7. Mapping terms to values License term Value Nondisclosure Agreements Integrity,

    Innovation, Community Accessibility Inclusiveness, Integrity, Community Modification Integrity, Community Incident Notification Innovation, Integrity, Community Audits Integrity, Inquiry
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  9. Avenues for legitimizing • Collections management workers • Library leadership

    • Consortia endorsement • Peer libraries • Appeals to authority • Office of General Counsel • Faculty governance • Library advisory groups • Teaching and learning centers • Grad students, new faculty • Student services offices
  10. Not sure how to start? • Look at successful proposals

    in a particular body’s approval process. • New leadership? Analyze the document structure of what they’ve worked on before, in particular anything they’ve put their names to. • MIMIC MIMIC MIMIC! Language, phrasing, format, structure.
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  12. Assessment and impact • Still ongoing. Borrowing key performance indicators

    from contract law practices. • Pre and post-alignment clause inventory. What % are compliant?
  13. Thank you! Questions? Find me at: galvansc@gvsu.edu @panoptigoth on Twitter

  14. Resources • EDUCAUSE: Sample clauses on Notification of Security Incidents;

    Indemnification as a Result of a Security Breach; Data Protection After Contract Termination. • Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Management; Verminski, Blanchat. • California Digital Library resources: https://cdlib.org/services/collections/licensed/toolkit/ • Principles for Advancing Openness through Journal Negotiations: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/cos_reports/1/
  15. Resources • MIT Framework For Publisher Contracts: https://libraries.mit.edu/scholarly/publishing/framework/ • Barbara

    Fister’s LACUNY talk: http://homepages.gac.edu/~fister/LACUNY.pdf • Barron and Preater: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/4512/ • Syracuse University Libraries Licensing Principles: https://surface.syr.edu/sul/189/