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Library Licensing Guide: Licensing & Procurement at CUNY

Procurement Process at CUNY

New York States Procurement Guidelines.

The CUNY Procurement Policy and Memo to the Campus Presidents:

Licensing News

State contracts have been updated as of January 2017. See the "State Contracts" tab in this guide for more information.

Negotiated for FY17/18

  • Ebsco--3% increase on all individual CUNY library proprietary EBSCO database subscriptions (reduced from 5%).
  • Gale--1% locked in renewal on all other campus renewals and Gale Access program fees for 3 years.
  • Proquest--no increase on campuses that had pending 360 core renewals: CSI, Journ, Hunter, Medgar, Queens, QBCC

Current Negotiations

  • Sage Premier
  • Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science)
  • Artstor (and Jstor)
  • Springer ebooks
  • Scifinder
  • Statista
  • Westlaw
  • Washington Post

CUNY Librarian Licensing Flowchart

Word version of flowchart available. Click on "Flowchart accessible version".

* You have a copy of the license; it is not older than 5 years, and it has been signed by a valid signatory.

** You may have to do some due diligence here. Ask vendor to check with their lawyer. Check for links to T & C on the order/renewal form. Use CORAL and see if anybody else in CUNY has a license or T & C.