Since spring 2014, a major revision and rewrite of the LIBLICENSE Model License Agreement (“LMLA”) has been underway, led by a development team of licensing experts and spearheaded by CRL’s Senior Advisor on Electronic Strategies, Ann Okerson. After a period of public comment, the newly revised model license is now available.
The LIBLICENSE Project provides a rich source of information and guidance for libraries and other institutions seeking to license digital resources for their faculty, students, and researchers. The new model license agreement provides both a template that can be used by librarians in negotiating particular licensing agreements and, more generally, serves as a statement by the academic library community of what it considers acceptable policy and practice for licensing digital information.
The LMLA was supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation under the auspices of CRL, in partnership with the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the California Digital Library (CDL), the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), and the NELLCO Law Library Consortium.
View the full announcement here.