Session Title: Licensing 201: Privacy, Piracy, Programming and Other Advanced Licensing Topics
Scheduled for: Tuesday, June 9, 1-5pm
Speakers: Katie Zimmerman and Laura Hanscom
Register at https://nasig.org/event-3568014
Katie Zimmerman is the Director of Copyright Strategy for the MIT Libraries. She is a member of the Libraries’ licensing team, negotiating content licenses on behalf of the Libraries and advising on thorny contract issues. She received her JD from Harvard Law School in 2016, and works broadly to use legal knowledge to libraries’ advantage.
Laura Hanscom is a Scholarly Communications and Licensing Librarian at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is a member of the licensing team, and the main contact for adding text and data mining (TDM) rights to existing licenses, or setting up new ones that allow for various kinds computational analysis. She is the licensing representative on the MIT Libraries Negotiation Team which has been actively representing the MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts in their discussions with publishers since the Framework’s release in October 2019.
Some of her other responsibilities include maintaining the systems that the Libraries use to implement the MIT’s Faculty Open Access Policy, providing analysis and outreach related to global scholarly communications issues, supporting the MIT community with funder requirements, and she is a member of the Research Data Registry Project Team.
This session will build upon the foundation of the previous Licensing 101, and would also be suitable for practitioners who already have basic licensing knowledge/experience. We will discuss topics such as:
- Privacy issues created by the increasing personalization of content by academic publishers, and how to address this in content licenses
- Keeping licenses up with cutting-edge research methods, particularly computational ones such as text and data mining (TDM)
- Adapting tools (and their licenses) designed for commercial or corporate use into an academic context
- Leveraging licensing for the greater good: licensing for transformative agreements, author rights, and the changing role of the publisher contract
- Using values-based negotiation techniques to better serve your community
After this workshop attendees should have an increased awareness of current difficult topics in library licensing, particularly the problems created when commercial business practices are applied in the scholarly communications ecosystem, the effects these new developments will have on their communities, how these practices are manifested in vendor licenses and strategies on how to address them.