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Laurie Henderson

University of British Columbia Library
Licensing Specialist
Vancouver, BC
I work and live in Vancouver, British Columbia. For the past year, I have had the good fortune to be a licensing specialist in the e-Resources unit of Central Technical Services at UBC Library.

I am passionate about access to collections for all user groups, but particularly for our community, alumni, and walk-in patrons. One of the challenges of collection building is broadening the circle that can effectively access our ever richer electronic and print collections.

As a licensing specialist, I have become knowledgeable about the subtleties of e-Resource licensing and the balancing act between entitlements granted under copyright legislation and the confinements of licensed resources granted under contract.