The CDL Licensing Toolkit is designed to assist you with the negotiations and licensing process; it is intended for University of California staff only. If you are working with a publisher who needs information about the licensing process, please refer the publisher to the Information Gateway for Vendors.
- Standard License Agreement for UC internal use [password protected] and public version: Provides an overview of the preferred terms for all UC licenses.
- License Agreement Checklist: Points that must be addressed in a CDL or UC license.
- Letter of Intent [RTF]: Once negotiations are agreed upon, use a "Letter of Intent" to provide a written agreement to the vendor to license a product and gain access before the formal contract is signed.
- Campus Discounts: Campus discounts offered by vendors currently or in the past.
- Tier 2 Process: Tier 2 licenses are initiated by campus library staff. They are multi-campus contracts for e-resources that are negotiated and signed by a sponsoring campus and funded by participating campuses.
Cost Share Models
- Cost-Sharing Models [DOC]: Principles underlying the cost sharing model for co-funding electronic resources as endorsed by the Joint Steering Committee on Shared Collections (JSC) and the Collection Development Committee (CDC).
- Current Year Standard Shares [XLS]: Lists the campus percentage shares recommended by the JSC.
- Carnegie Classifications: CDL uses pricing models based on the Carnegie Classification of Institutes of Higher Education.
- UC Enrollment Data : Current UC year-average data for use with pricing models based on full-time equivalent enrollments (FTE).
- Technical guidelines for vendors: Includes information about major technical issues, CDL's preferred solutions, and the implications for vendors.