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Shared Content: Signed License Agreements Now Distributed in PDF

The CDL is now sending the campuses completed license agreements executed by the CDL for shared digital content in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).

In the past, licensing staff at the CDL sent these documents in paper to each campus for filing and distribution to relevant staff.  We are now storing the complete original signed documents electronically, so we can send them as PDF files. The PDF format preserves the fonts, images, graphics, and layout of the source documents, including readable signatures and manuscript corrections.  This saves CDL staff time by eliminating processing and mailing, and is a step in reducing our reliance on paper.

We hope that this will better meet campus needs for internal distribution and storage.  Distributing compact PDF files to each campus provides an auditable and verifiable trail.  Each file can be used for viewing and printing at the campus using free Adobe Reader® software.

Redacted versions of license agreements for shared digital content are publicly available, and may be viewed at <>.

If you have any questions, or wish to continue receiving license agreements in paper through postal mail, please email Curtis Lavery, Licensing Coordinator, at