The workshop aimed to explore ideas and exchange information about incorporating current developments in serials and other continuing resources in provisions for licences used in the four Knowledge Exchange partner countries. New developments in higher education and research are having their repercussions in daily licencing practice. Examples are;
- demands for perpetual access
- usage of licensed content incourse packs or virtual research environments
- text mining
- open access to publications.
Atthe Knowledge Exchange workshop on LicencingPractice, twenty Experts discussed how these newdevelopments could be incorporated in licencing.
The workshop consisted of four presentations oncurrent developments in licencing followed by threeparallel breakout sessions on the topics open access,new developments and data and text mining. This led toa lively exchange of ideas. Especially the aspect of dataand text mining provided valuable insights in how thiscould be incorporated in licencing.
The Knowledge Exchange Licensing expert group willwork on how to implement the model provisions discussed. Input from the workshop was collected for a workshop with publishers to take place in March 2012 and will include these provisions in their licences. The various suggestions will be also shared with other international organisations working inthis field.