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Licensing Toolkit

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.

Licensing Guidelines
Standard License Agreement

Provides an overview of the preferred terms for all UC licenses. View public version of the agreement.

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).

New FTE Cost Model, 2017 [XLS]

Lists the campus percentage shares based on a 3-year average of student and academic FTE.

New Standard Shares, 2015 [XLS]

Lists the campus percentage shares based on ARL budget information.

Standard Shares, 2011 [XLS]

Lists the campus percentage shares in 2011 and earlier.

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
Technical Guidelines for Vendors

Includes information about major technical issues, CDL's preferred solutions, and the implications for vendors.

 
Last updated: July 13, 2017
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