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Title:Data processing contracts: A tutorial
Author(s):Dyer, Charles
Subject(s):Libraries --Automation
Abstract:No one can adequately condense the immense field of contract law into a short speech or paper. Expertise in contract law should be left to lawyers. A librarian who attempted to learn contract law would be wasting his time because it is so easy to hire professional help on those rare occasions when it's needed. Contract negotiations, however, are a different matter. No lawyer is trained in law school to understand the ramifications of contract negotiation for data processing services, especially in a library. The technical aspects of the anticipated contract, as opposed to the legal aspects, are usually beyond the comprehension of attorneys. Attorneys generally rely on the businessmen involved, i.e., the vendor and the librarian, to anticipate the technical problems that may arise in contract negotiations. In order to understand fully all the implications of technology in the contractual setting, however, the librarian must know some basics of contract law and possible contract clauses.
Issue Date:1977
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In Negotiating for computer services: Papers presented at the 1977 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, April 24-27, 1977, ed. J.L. Divilbiss. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 31-53.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (14th : 1977)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois 1978.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-06-30

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