Librarians’ Perception Of License Agreements Of Electronic Resources: A Study

Chitra Singh, Rekha D. Pai

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With the introduction of license agreements, there is no more ownership of the electronic resources, but an access based or subscription-based approach to the electronic resources came into existence. In this recent time of license agreements, the library professionals should have some legal skills. They should know the use of various terms used in license agreements like clauses, tenure, user rights etc. so that they can negotiate and communicate better with publishers and vendors and cater to the needs of the patrons. This study aims to find out the knowledge, attitude, and perception of librarians on license agreements, and to find out the most important aspects of license agreements which are considered by the librarians while signing license agreements. The required data for carrying out the study was collected through google forms in view of COVID-19 situation around. All librarians were confident in signing license agreements without any legal help and most of them give importance to all aspects of license agreements. However, there is need of awareness among the librarians with respect to user rights while signing the license agreements.

Original languageEnglish
JournalLibrary Philosophy and Practice
Publication statusPublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy
  • Library and Information Sciences


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