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Wednesday, November 2 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Negotiating with Vendors

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The introduction of digital content created a new link in the information chain: the license. Almost every librarian responsible for arranging electronic access to information has had to review or negotiate not just prices but contractual terms, adding hours — sometimes frustrating hours at that — to the process of buying materials. But few have legal training, and most non-sales people haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about what underpins successful negotiations.

Negotiating with Vendors brings together librarians and vendors to help you prepare for these discussions. You’ll come away with a better understanding of what is involved in negotiating, why licenses matter, and how to use them to safeguard your rights and ensure that both party’s obligations are made clear. Some of the dizzying legalese will come into focus, and armed with fresh insights you’ll be able to approach license discussions with less anxiety and doubt.

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Buzzy Basch

Basch Associates
Buzzy Basch heads Basch Associates. He previously had a career as President of Basch Subscriptions, and Turner Subscriptions, and Vice President Ebsco, and F W Faxon. Buzzy is an active member of ALA,SLA ,Nasig and MLA. He has been an association Treasurer, award recipient, and member of publishing and finance committees.

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Rick Burke

Executive Director, SCELC
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Adam Chesler

AIP Publishing
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Michael Gruenberg

President, Gruenberg Consulting
MICHAEL GRUENBERG is president of Gruenberg Consulting LLP, which provides services in the areas of sales force training and assessment, organizational reviews, executive coaching, event planning, market/product evaluation, and negotiation skills. He has more than 30 years of experience as a senior sales executive in the information industry. His new book, “Buying and Selling Information: A Guide for Information Professionals and Salespeople to... Read More →
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Chuck Hamaker

Professor, UNC Charlotte
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Marjorie M. K.Hlava

President and Chairperson, Access Innovations, Inc.
Marjorie M.K. Hlava is President, Chairman, and founder of Access Innovations, Inc. Very well known in the international information arena, she is the founding Chair of the new SLA Taxonomy Division established in August 2009. She is past president of NFAIS (2002-2003), the organization of those who create, organize, and distribute information. Ms. Hlava is past president of the American Society for Information Science and Technology - 1993... Read More →
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John Lavender

Consultant, Lavender Consulting/Maverick Publishing Specialists
Lavender-Consulting is run by John Lavender, a publisher with almost 40 years' experience in academic and scientific publishing. John has worked with books, databases and journals, and in editorial, sales, marketing, electronic content and delivery, business development and in negotiating. John is also a Senior Associate with Maverick Publishing Specialists who provide strategic consulting and operational outsource services for the publishing... Read More →

Ward Shaw

Independent Investor
Ward Shaw is a private investor and frequent contributor within the scholarly information community. Previously, he founded and owned the CARL Corporation and UnCover Inc., and served as Chairman and CEO of those companies. He was Executive Director of the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, Associate Director of Libraries at the University of Denver, and at Colby College. He holds degrees from Hamilton College, Simmons College, and an... Read More →
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Bruce Strauch

Professor of Business Law, The Citadel
Bruce Strauch, J.D. is a Professor of Business Law and Director of the Citadel Mentors Program. He holds degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill and Oxford, is extensively published in the field of copyright and trademark, is the author of nine novels and the publisher of a trade journal of the scholarly publishing industry. His wife Katina is the founder of the Charleston Conference and Assistant Dean for Technical Services and Collection Development at... Read More →
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Dan Tonkery

CEO, Content Strategy

Wednesday November 2, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Colonial Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403