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RE: ejournals and ILL

Why not allow a mediated system, then, where requests are 
filtered by a human who then downloads an electronic copy and 
emails it to the requester? This would not change the definition 
of authorized users, and it would significantly reduce the burden 
on library staff and the waste of paper, ink, time, and 

Adelaide Fletcher, MLIS, AHIP
Electronic Resources Librarian
Denver Medical Library
Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
Denver, CO 80218

-----Original Message-----
[mailto:owner-liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu] On Behalf Of Menefee, Daviess
Sent: Monday, March 03, 2008 6:19 PM
To: liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
Subject: ejournals and ILL

In response to Beth Jacoby's question of Feb. 29:

First, I want to assure you that the license you received was 
current when you received it in October, 2007.  Certain changes 
to the template were made in December and do not affect the ILL 
clause other than to include book chapters and make certain 
terminology changes (e.g. eliminating the term Excerpt).  We will 
be happy to work with you to incorporate the new language.

As to why we require printing first (and our understanding is 
that most publishers also do this), the reasons are fairly 
simple.  First, this is most closely analogous to the traditional 
and well-understood practices of print, where one photocopies or 
scans the print.  What is received by the requester is about the 
same quality copy.

Second, we are concerned about those within the ILL community who 
advocate an unmediated system, where requesters enter their 
requests electronically and these requests are automatically 
routed electronically to a library holding the material.  The 
article can be retrieved and returned to the requester without 
the need for human intervention.  While we can appreciate the 
efficiency of such a system, it effectively changes the 
definition of Authorized User in our agreement from those within 
the subscribing institution to anyone anywhere in the world.

Daviess Menefee
Library Relations Elsevier