Making Smart Licensing Decisions

Abstract: Guenther offers evaluative, negotiating, and managerial criteria for collection development with licensed, electronic resources.


Guenther's criteria would be useful in evaluating software options. When choosing a software package, one should consider most of these criteria, as well. One could apply the criteria mentioned, for instance, to: software vendors, open source content management systems, email systems, etc.

Guenther, Kim. (2000). Making Smart Licensing Decisions. Computers in Libraries, 20(Number 6, June 2000):58. Retrieved October 26, 2008, from EBSCOHost-Academic Search Complete.