In addition to coordinating the resource licensing process, the Licensed Resources group also undertakes various projects, pilots and studies to explore, evaluate, and recommend potential new technologies, distribution platforms, and ways of supporting library needs.
The following include current and ongoing activities. To learn about past activities, browse past Licensed Resources announcements on CDLINFO.
CDL Licensing Workplan
CDL licensing work plans are developed with the Joint Steering Committee (JSC).
A consortial demand-driven pilot with university presses.
Supporting CDL negotiations in progress.
A focus group study on how graduate students engage with print books and e-books for their academic work.
A survey undertaken as part of the Libraries’ Springer e-Book Pilot Project to develop systemwide strategies for acquiring e-books.