The purpose of this paper is to provide practical guidance to business librarians in academic and public libraries for applying essential concepts of licensing electronic resources in entrepreneurial contexts.
The paper is an outcome of a preconference presentation on licensing business resources, based on the practical experience of the authors in licensing and vendor negotiations. It also presents results of the preconference presurvey, gauging awareness among business librarians about licensing concepts and concerns about the usage of licensed databases by entrepreneurs.
The paper proposes a definition of entrepreneurial uses of licensed e-resources and practical approaches to manage compliance risk.
The paper provides a practical framework for business librarians to assess compliance with license agreements in the context of entrepreneurial uses.
Aagaard, P. and Arguello, N. (2015), "Practical approaches to compliance for entrepreneurial uses of licensed databases in libraries", Reference Services Review, Vol. 43 No. 3, pp. 419-438. https://doi.org/10.1108/RSR-03-2015-0016Download as .RIS
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