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MLA Scholarly Communications Issues

eResources Licensing

Multiple resources on the issue of electronic licensing, including links to web resources, library association statements, model license agreements, and professional development opportunities.


Licensing Resources

  • Collection Development Section, MLA
    Provides links to additional electronic licensing resources
  • Creative Commons
    Dedicated to making scholarly material, music, literature, film, and science widely available to the public. Site offers model licenses for free sharing of scholarly material.
  • LIBLICENSE-L, Licensing Digital Information, A Resource for Librarians
    This comprehensive site, maintained by the Yale University Library Council on Library & Information Resources, provides a variety of tools and resources on several topics, including license vocabulary, licensing terms and definitions, licensing resource links, and more. To subscribe to the email discussion list visit the subscription page.
  • Science Commons
    Science Commons designs strategies and tools for faster, more efficient web-enabled scientific research. Science Commons identifies unnecessary barriers to research, craft policy guidelines and legal agreements to lower those barriers, and develops technology to make research, data, and materials easier to find and use.
  • Crash Course in Copyright.
    This online course addresses several topics, including licensing resources, copyright management, fair use, and other offsite resources.

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