Ready to Work Without a License? NISO's Shared E-Resource Understanding (SERU) Working Group: Against the Grain

Standards column by Todd Carpenter.Describes the the Shared E-Resource Understanding (SERU)working group's plans to develop a recommended practice to support the sale of e-resources without formal licenses, instead relying on a common set of shared understandings if they feel their perception of risk has been adequately addressed by current law and developing norms of behavior.