MLA Scholarly Communications Issues
Multiple resources on the issue of electronic licensing, including links to web resources, library association statements, model license agreements, and professional development opportunities.
- Collection Development Section, MLA
Provides links to additional electronic licensing resources
- Creative Commons
Dedicated to making scholarly material, music, literature, film, and science widely available to the public. Site offers model licenses for free sharing of scholarly material.
- LIBLICENSE-L, Licensing Digital Information, A Resource for Librarians
This comprehensive site, maintained by the Yale University Library Council on Library & Information Resources, provides a variety of tools and resources on several topics, including license vocabulary, licensing terms and definitions, licensing resource links, and more. To subscribe to the email discussion list visit the subscription page.
- Science Commons
Science Commons designs strategies and tools for faster, more efficient web-enabled scientific research. Science Commons identifies unnecessary barriers to research, craft policy guidelines and legal agreements to lower those barriers, and develops technology to make research, data, and materials easier to find and use.
- The University of Texas Office of General Counsel Crash Course in Copyright.
This online course addresses several topics, including licensing resources, copyright management, fair use, and other offsite resources.
- The University of Texas, Office of General Counsel, Intellectual Property
This site provides information and various examples of standard contract and license agreements, checklists and clauses to assist with the analysis of different types of contracts (e.g., sponsored research, clinical trials checklists, software and database license agreements).
For further information, contact Mary
Langman, 312.419.9094 x27, firstname.lastname@example.org.