This survey tool was designed to assess the current licensing practices and the adoption of NISO's Shared E-Resource Understanding (SERU) by libraries and publishers. The survey of librarians and publishers with licensing responsibilities intended to answer the following research questions:
● How many libraries use SERU?
● How often is SERU used in place of a negotiated, signed license?
● What proportion of e-resource acquisitions are covered by SERU?
● Do libraries advocate for SERU when speaking with publishers? If so, how often and in what way?
● What are the reasons why a library would not use SERU?
● How much do libraries suggest changes to vendor provided licenses?
● How much licensing/negotiation support do libraries have access to, whether that be licensing librarians or general counsel?
● Who does the negotiation for academic libraries?
The survey was in English and completed online.
Article: Carter, Sunshine. (2019). Adoption of NISO’s Shared Electronic Resource Understanding (SERU) at US Academic Libraries. Library Resources & Technical Services. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy.
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Carter, Sunshine J.
Licensing Practices of Libraries and Content Providers, Survey Instrument.
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