The Licensing Subcommittee plays a key advisory role to inform HSICT decisions about licensing models and negotiates the licensing of new and existing products.
Maintain awareness about developments in the electronic publishing field and assess the implications of these developments for the Consortium;
Advise on licensing models appropriate for the membership;
Actively seek and promote cooperative licensing opportunities for HSICT;
Conduct licensing negotiations with the Executive Director as appropriate to ensure the best value for members
Advise on the implications of signing agreements with vendors/publishers;
Maintain and strengthen liaison with the University of Toronto electronic collections development.
15 members maximum; all members of the committee are required to attend meetings regularly and participate actively; in the event that a member is unable to attend a meeting on site, he/she is encouraged to join the meeting by teleconference;
The minimum term for membership on the committee is 12 months; half of the members of the committee will serve for a 12 month term; half will serve for 24 month term;
Initially the Chair is the Executive Director of the HSICT;
The committee will meet at least 4 times a year; more frequent meetings may be required during renewal periods