Director Digital Collection Management and Licensing
University of California, Los Angeles
Director of Library Relations
Vice President, Sales, North and South America
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Publishers Licensing Society
Some of the most difficult issues related to the management of electronic resources revolve around licensing. To help ease the pain, many are calling for a new set of industry standards to express license terms more clearly and simply. While all segments of the library market and supply chain have a stake in these developments, their goals and requirements may sometimes seem to be in conflict with one another.
The National Information Standards Organization, Digital Library Federation (DLF), EDItEUR, and Publishers Licensing Society (PLS) have formed a License Expression Working Group to develop a single standard for the exchange of license information between publishers and libraries.
Members of the working group include librarians, licensing experts, publishers, standards experts, and system vendors. The working group has as its initial charge to:
1. Monitor and make recommendations regarding the further development of standards relating to electronic resources and license expression, including but not limited to the ERMI and EDItEUR work.
2. Actively engage in the development of the ONIX license messaging specification.
This session will allow attendees to learn about emerging standards in this area, and to join the debate on how such standards should be developed and deployed.