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   - An electronic resources librarian must review the publisher'​s/​vendor'​s terms and conditions, looking for their adherence to [[http://​nerl.org/​nerl-documents/​nerl-negotiating-principles-adopted-june-2011|NERL'​s Licensing Principles]],​ as well as required provisions of UMass licenses - see below.   - An electronic resources librarian must review the publisher'​s/​vendor'​s terms and conditions, looking for their adherence to [[http://​nerl.org/​nerl-documents/​nerl-negotiating-principles-adopted-june-2011|NERL'​s Licensing Principles]],​ as well as required provisions of UMass licenses - see below.
   - If any terms in the license are problematic (there'​s usually something), the librarian requests modifications from the publisher, making suggested changes either in the license document itself or in email. Negotiations ensue until the librarian is satisfied with the terms.   - If any terms in the license are problematic (there'​s usually something), the librarian requests modifications from the publisher, making suggested changes either in the license document itself or in email. Negotiations ensue until the librarian is satisfied with the terms.
-  - The license must then be reviewed by university counsel. The librarian will send a copy of the license to the Amherst Campus ​legal team ([[amherstlegal@umass.edu]]) with basic information about the product and a terms modified as a result of previous negotiations. Adding a "​response requested by" date may help move the process along. ​+  - The license must then be reviewed by university counsel. The librarian will submit a form with a copy of the license to the University Counsel ​legal team ([[https://​www.umassp.edu/​general-counsel/​legal-advice-request-form]]) with basic information about the product and a terms modified as a result of previous negotiations. Adding a "​response requested by" date may help move the process along. ​
   - University counsel will either respond with recommendations for further changes, note where a business decision may be made, or deem the license legally acceptable. The librarian will then request further changes with the publisher, or forward it to the Associate Director for Collections Services to make a decision about the acceptability of the business risk.   - University counsel will either respond with recommendations for further changes, note where a business decision may be made, or deem the license legally acceptable. The librarian will then request further changes with the publisher, or forward it to the Associate Director for Collections Services to make a decision about the acceptability of the business risk.
   - If and when the license is deemed legally acceptable or of an acceptable business risk, the librarian should request a clean copy from the publisher. Send this copy, with the message of approval from the university counsel, to Lynn Picard ([[lapicard@provost.umass.edu]]) in Associate Provost Deborah Gould'​s office with a request that he sign two copies and return them to the library.   - If and when the license is deemed legally acceptable or of an acceptable business risk, the librarian should request a clean copy from the publisher. Send this copy, with the message of approval from the university counsel, to Lynn Picard ([[lapicard@provost.umass.edu]]) in Associate Provost Deborah Gould'​s office with a request that he sign two copies and return them to the library.
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