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Negotiating licensing agreements for e-resources is often a burden. SERU allows libraries and publishers to forgo the traditional negotiation process in favor of using a set of “common understandings”. Using SERU can save both time and costs for the library and the publisher. In addition to learning about what SERU is and how it works, hear how both librarians and publishers feel about SERU and how SERU is used in practice. What are the legal implications of SERU? Is it feasible in the law library setting? Using a contracts perspective, librarians and publishers alike can learn how using SERU will affect their business relationships.
Participants will gain a basic understanding of SERU and recognize its application for all law libraries.
Participants will learn how SERU affects libraries from a legal contracts perspective.
Presenters Karla Hahn, Assistant Executive Director of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Judy Luther, President of Informed Strategies, served together as co-chairs of the NISO Working Group that developed SERU.