Licensed to death? Are your contracts killing collaboration? JIBS event and AGM
JIBS User Group, in conjunction with Eduserv and JISC Collections.

Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Chancellors Room,
Hughes Parry Hall,
19 - 26 Cartwright Gardens,

Licensing for electronic resources (e-books, e-journals, databases and datasets) has become ever more complicated over the years, and it is time we stood back and took stock of how our contracts impact on our service delivery. The JIBS User Group has invited a number of key stakeholders including librarians, publishers, and negotiation agents to engage in discussion, presentations, and case studies around this potential professional minefield. The event is suitable for those who work with e-resources on a daily basis, those who need to be able to interpret terms and conditions to their customer base, and institutions who are looking for the best ways to collaborate. Come along and share your stories alongside colleagues from other sectors, and listen to stories of how licenses can be exploited in order to develop your services and partnerships. The event will also include the JIBS User Group AGM.

Provisional programme:
10:00 registration and refreshments
10:30 Welcome and housekeeping, Elizabeth McHugh, JIBS User Group.
10:35 Jeremy Upton, University of St Andrews, Keynote speaker - Collaboration and co-operation: do we all want the same things?
11:15 Speaker: Martyn Jansen, Contracts & Legal Manager, Eduserv. Licensing – the teenage years – Muddled, Mucky and Misunderstood
Outline: Variations of partnerships/collaborations between organisations and new commercial institutions are constantly emerging. In response to these changes in the education landscape Eduserv has endeavoured to provide a solution which allows organisations to extend access to people who fall outside their core population. Reception has been mixed. In this presentation we will explore our solution, comment on the barriers, other than licensing, that we think are inhibiting collaboration and describe how technology can help
11:45 Jason Miles-Campbell, JISC Legal. Licensing. Making the minefield manageable. Honest.
12:15 lunch
13:00 JIBS User Group AGM
13:30 Case studies – Matthew Lawson, Middlesex University. One Way or Another – managing support for partners and overseas campuses at Middlesex University
13:50 Case studies – Anna Franca , King’s College London. Extending ejournal access for the NHS – The King’s College London experience
14:10 Case studies – Stephen Harvey, Hertford Regional College. Herfordshire HE Consortium: HE partnerships with FE
14:30 Tea
14:50 Case studies – Fiona Bowtell, Open University. Managing different user groups through licensing and technology.
15:10 Panel discussion with publishers.
15:45 Closing remarks
16:00 close