Call For One Day Seminar on Digital Licensing @ NLU, Delhi

One Day Seminar

Digital Licensing: Smart Decisions for Smart Libraries

9th August 2017

JOINTLY ORGANIZED BY Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres, (IASLIC), India Ranganathan Research Circle Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi National Law University Delhi


National Law University, Delhi in association with Dr. B R Ambedkar Central Library, JNU, Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centre (IASLIC) Zone IV and Ranganathan Research Circle is organising one day seminar on Digital Licensing: Smart Decisions for Smart Libraries on 9th August 2017 on occasion of Dr. S. R. Ranganathan, Father of Library Science Birthday. The main objectives of the Seminar is to create an awareness amongst library fraternity on the various issues concerning licensing agreements signed with publishing industry. The digital revolution has greatly influenced the way libraries procure, access and store information for

use of its patrons. The present digital Era has posed numerous challenges to the libraries in fulfilment of their major missions of preservation

and dissemination of information. Libraries provide access to digital resources with bundle or individual subscriptions/purchases. Sometimes rights of its use and ownership are confusing. Libraries need to undergo numerous licensing

agreements for providing the access to digital resources to the patrons, whether it is related to subscription of databases, computer software,

purchases of e-books and other e-resources. The terms and conditions in licensing agreements are generally complicated and are drafted in typical legal and technical languages which is some time difficult to understand. The proposed seminar will discuss above issues and will provide opportunities to participants to understand above from the experts in the field.


 Managing Digital Resources in Libraries

 Copyright, Access and Fair use: Prevention and Privilege to

Academic Community

 Digital Licensing Agreements: What and How

 Content Licensing: Buying and Selling Digital Contents

 Digital Licensing Clauses

 Licensing of E Books

 Software Licensing: Commercial and Open source

 Consortia Licensing Issues

 Issues on New Collaborative Models of Digital Licensing

 Collective Rights Management (CRM)

There is no registration fee for the Seminar. The registration is open for only 100 participants including Professors, Senior Librarians, Information Specialists from different Universities and Institutions on first come first serve basis. For more details and participation please contact on or before 31st July 2017.

Click here to register-

Chief Patron: Prof. (Dr.) Ranbir Singh, Vice Chancellor, NLU, Delhi

Patron: Prof. (Dr.) G.S. Bajpai, Registrar, NLU, Delhi

Seminar Director: Dr. Ramesh C Gaur, University Librarian, JNU, Delhi

Seminar Organizing Secretary:

Dr. Priya Rai, Deputy Librarian, NLU, Delhi

+91 9210080257

Seminar Convenor

Dr. Akash Singh, Assistant Librarian, NLU, Delhi

+91 9212067743

Conference Venue:

National Law University, Delhi,

Sector-14, Dwark, New Delhi

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