The license negotiated at the beginning of the electronic resource life cycle impacts access to the resource throughout the life cycle. To simplify the negotiating process, ensure that terms favorable to the library are included in the license and that the license complies with Texas A&M University(TAMU) and State of Texas regulations, the library developed a licensing checklist. As a way to make completed licenses more accessible, TAMU uses the electronic resources management system CORAL to store license documents and terms. This presentation will look at the TAMU’s licensing process, the creation and evolution of TAMU’s licensing checklist and how CORAL is used to share license details. Despite our best efforts, the occasional license breach does occur and so this presentation will also look at some examples of breaches and the steps TAMU takes to resolve these breaches so that access can be restored as quickly as possible.
Electronic Resources Librarian, Texas A&M University
Coordinator of Electronic Resources, Texas A&M University