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 -- plus a lawyer or two -- to help you prepare for these discussions. You'll come away with a better understanding of 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.