Know the Path, Avoid the Pitfalls: Arranging Contracts for E-Resources

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Event Description:

Objective: From considerations of artificial intelligence, to non-disclosure ("NDA"), to mergers of academic institutions, contracts for e-resources are some of the most complex agreements contracts libraries have to negotiate. This sixty-minute session will review the essential elements and hidden risks of contracts for e-resources. Written materials will include sample RFP language, an assessment checklist, and sample contract language.
This session will cover:

  • A review of institutional priorities for e-resource contracts (including ethics, safety, privacy, service stability, balance of liability, assignment, budget contingencies, communications, breach/disruption response, confidentiality, and intellectual property)
  • How to assess and inventory your institution's priorities for particular e-resource contracts
  • How to develop RFP's for e-resources that turn priorities into procurement criteria
  • How to assess if vendor proposals meet stated criteria • How to ensure criteria are confirmed in final contracts

Who should attend: anyone who is responsible for the purchase of e-content including procurement officers, directors, and library media specialists from library systems, academic libraries, public libraries and school libraries. The session will consider the perspectives of institutions bound by state procurement requirements, as well as those with fewer constraints and resources.

This webinar will be recorded and disseminated to all registrants, regardless of attendance. However, to receive a certificate of attendance, registrants must attend live and participate.

This webinar is provided at no cost to WNYLRC and ESLN members. Registration is required.

Event Date:

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CE Hours:

1

Presenter Information:

Stephanie Cole Adams, The Law Offices of Stephanie Adams, PLLC

Stephanie "Cole" Adams is an attorney in Buffalo, New York. Her law firm, the LOSA, focuses on laws that impact the cultural and built environment; her primary clients are libraries, educators, students, and creative professionals. The LOSA also provides the Ask the Lawyer service developed by the Western New York Library Resources Council and which now serves all nine councils of the Empire State Library Network. Cole has represented clients in New York State and federal courts on matters related to the first amendment, intellectual property, land use, and contracts (among other things). She has also represented clients before the New York State Education Commissioner and the World Intellectual Property Organization ("WIPO"). Her work for organizations blends her legal experience with enterprise risk management, crisis/hazard response, and strategic planning. She is a graduate of Hampshire College and SUNY Buffalo School of Law. She gardens, keeps bees, and likes to visit water.

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