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Another valuable MLC workshop

At MLC Headquarters in Lansing, Ruth Dukelow (left) recently provided an excellent presentation on Licensing Electronic Resources. She reviews the basic concepts of contract law (licenses as contracts) and details the components of a standard licensing agreement.

Library staff should be encouraged to attend the workshop even if licensing is outside their realm of responsibility–if only to advance a participatory culture within the library.




Your humble correspondent attempting to negotiate hard copy at the workshop (center).

Images taken by MLC & linked from Flickr.




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MLA’s Academic Library Day

Tommorow is the last day to register for MLA’s Academic Library Day 2007 ($65) on May 4, to be held at Lansing Community College. You can register through MLA here.

Librarians that do not currently work with institutional repositories should still attend– institutional repositories are becoming an ever more important resource to showcase faculty scholarship and promote long-term accessbility to research. More importantly, institutional repositories are open access– meaning that they have the potential to dramatically advance academic research (unlike proprietary databases that limit access to subscribers). And they’re not meant for only large research universities anymore.

The workshop will feature an overview of institutional repositories by John Rathje (Director/Application Support & Development Central Michigan University), presentation by Jim Ottaviani (Coordinator of the UofM Deep Blue Project), Ruth Dukelow speaking about copyright issues, and two institutional repository case studies (Wayne State/Cynthia Krolikowski. Shawn McCann; Ferris State University/Fran Rosen).

Finally, I’ll be giving a summary of survey responses from institutional repository staff about their content recruitment strategies (how IR staffers compel faculty to deposit research data, preprints, etc.-whether by presentations, mandate, pilot projects, etc). In particular, I’ll show how certain content recruitment strategies wax and wane over time (with some ideas as to why).

For an in-depth overview, consider getting Richard Jones, et al.
The Institutional Repostory (2006)

John Potter, ITT Technical Institute/Grand Rapids