Tuesday, July 13, 2021       Events

ACRL/SPARC Negotiation 201 Series – Zone of Possible Agreement: Researching & Predicting Publishers’ Positions

  ·  Webcast

We’re excited to continue our collaboration with ACRL on this Negotiation 201 Series that will provide one-hour deeper dives into specific aspects of negotiating strategy and how they can be put to use. Each of these webcasts is free and open to library workers at any institution, but registration is required for each.


Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

The Zone of Possible Agreement (ZOPA) is where price agreement can happen during a negotiation. This range is between the minimum the seller is willing to sell and the maximum a buyer is willing to pay. When planning negotiation strategy, predicting your ZOPA can be critical to ensure the best agreement can be reached. While it is easier for libraries to determine your maximum price, estimating an e-resource vendor’s minimum price may feel daunting.

This workshop will help provide resources and strategies for trying to determine your ZOPA including strategies such as analyzing historical price increases for your own library, researching pricing at other institutions, and using available market research and competitive intelligence resources to understand drivers for vendor decisions.

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