Collection Licensing Subgroup (CLS)
NOTE: Beginning November 1, 2015, the University of California Libraries launched a revised advisory structure. The groups within the previous structure are no longer active, including this group. For information about the current structure, see: "UC Libraries Advisory Structure (UCLAS)".
The Collection Licensing Subgroup is charged by the Council of University Librarians to make decisions for the University of California Libraries in the areas of shared acquisitions and the licensing of e-resources. The Subgroup reports to Strategic Action Group 3: Collection Building and Management (SAG3), which is charged by the Council of University Librarians to make decisions for the University of California Libraries in the areas of collection development, cataloging and metadata services, preservation and archiving strategies, and digitization strategies. The Collection Licensing Subgroup is a component of the advisory structure of the University of California Libraries, established by the Council of University Librarians in July 2013.
- Make decisions about UC-wide shared acquisitions of tier 1 and tier 2 resources that support the UC Libraries systemwide priorities and strategic plan, as articulated by the Council of University Librarians’ "Systemwide Plan and Priorities".
- Recommend strategies, procedures, resources, and assessment for meeting the needs of faculty, students, and researchers.
- Determine optimal allocation and utilization of resources; ensure cost is consistent with value delivered.
- Communicate major actions, decisions and updates to the broader UC Libraries community via designated channels.