The Licensing Lifecycle: From Negotiation to Compliance Academic Article uri icon


  • ©, Published with license by Taylor & Francis. The license negotiated at the beginning of the electronic resources lifecycle impacts access to the resource throughout the life of the contract. To simplify the negotiating process, the Texas A&M University (TAMU) Libraries developed a licensing checklist. In order to make completed licenses accessible to all library personnel, the TAMU Libraries use the electronic resources management system Centralized Online Resources and Licensing (CORAL) to store license documents and terms. This presentation reviewed the TAMU Libraries’ licensing process, the creation and evolution of the licensing checklist, and the suitability of CORAL to share license details. The presenters also recounted several examples of difficult negotiations and license violations.

author list (cited authors)

  • Smith, J., & Hartnett, E.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • May 2015