Evaluating Resource Licenses, Negotiations, and AI Clauses

Sponsored by OverDrive Academic

Recorded on 03/20/2024
Posted in The Authority File

Episode 369

In the third episode of this four-part series, Nathan Rupp, Acquisitions & E-Resources Librarian at Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies, digs into the details of evaluating and negotiating resource licenses. He first walks through his March 2024 Against the Grain article where he outlined key items he looks for in resource licenses. Sharing Purdue’s needs regarding interlibrary loans, off-campus access, and accessibility, Nathan reveals the balancing act and language of contract negotiations. Further, he highlights how the negotiation process has changed in recent years, such as vendors using online—and therefore more changeable—terms and conditions or factoring in consortium needs for whole ebook lending. Last, Nathan chats about what he’s seen in terms of artificial intelligence offerings showing up in vendor clauses and contracts.


Nathan Rupp headshot

About the guest:

Nathan Rupp
Acquisitions & E-Resources Librarian
Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies


Enjoy the conversation? Listen to the rest of the series:


Check out our previous series with OverDrive Academic:
– Open Access Resources Trends in Academic Libraries
– Redefining Space, Access, and Formats in Academic Libraries
– The Academic Library (Not Quite) Post-Pandemic
– Adjusting to Modern Library Needs


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