COPPUL’s licensing program is managed by a licensing librarian who manages the full licensing cycle of COPPUL’s library e-resources. This position is supported by the License Working Group, a group of volunteer licensing librarians at member libraries who are tasked with reviewing COPPUL’s 90+ licenses.
The License Working Group will assist the COPPUL Licensing Coordinator with review and negotiation of licenses for electronic resources licensed by COPPUL. This group will periodically review the COPPUL model license and will work with the Licensing Coordinator to develop training opportunities and communication strategies that support
licensing initiatives and expansion of licensing expertise at the local and consortial level.
The group will:
The working group is open to full COPPUL members with an interest or expertise in license review and negotiation. The working group may have a combination of members with expertise and members with a keen interest to develop expertise in this area.
The working group consists of
Calls for new members will be made by the Executive Director in April of each year and communicated broadly across the membership. Members should send expressions of interest to the Executive Director including a statement of experience with license review. Members are selected by the Board, reflecting when possible the diversity of COPPUL membership (small, medium, and large institutions) and regional diversity. The Chair is chosen from the group. Members are selected for two and three year staggered terms.