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Re: APA Style Guide to Electronic References license question

We had fun figuring this out too when we bought this. But what printing is allowed depends on which license you purchased. Did you purchase the Option 1: Hard Copy only? Then you can only print the same number of copies as your print, and you bind and shelve them with the print. You aren't allowed to store the pdf link for others to access. Or did you purchase Option 2: Electronic Site License? If so, you are allowed to put the link to the pdf on a secure network and your users can print copies for their personal use. From the language you cite, I think you have Option 1, and you cannot post the link for your users to access.

The details are here, and in your license...

Linda Wobbe
Head, Collection Development & Periodicals
Science Subject Specialist
Saint Mary's College of California
Moraga, CA 94575-4290

Athena Hoeppner wrote:

The UCF Libraries simply printed copies of the PDF (11 to match
our 11 copies of the book), put them in some sort of binding, and
shelved them with the books.  We are not keeping a copy of the

Athena Hoeppner
Electronic Resources Librarian
University of Central Florida Libraries
athena@mail.ucf.edu    (407)823-5049

"Betty Kellogg" <bkellogg@nu.edu> 26/Mar/08 6:41
I had a question about this paragraph in the license for the .pdf
ebook version of the APA Style Guide to Electronic References.


Licensee is granted the right by the Licensor to print copies of
APA Style Guide to Electronic References equal to, but not
greater than, the number of print copies in all available formats
(hardcover, softcover, and spiralbound) of the Publication Manual
of the American Psychological Association(r), Fifth Edition, that
the Licensee possesses in its holdings.

Rights to print additional copies above and beyond this number
must be separately purchased, and are not granted under this

I can't think of a way to monitor the number of times a .pdf
document is printed. I might be able to change the document
security to disable printing, but the patron could save it to
their computer and print the document from there.  Does anyone
have any ideas that would allow me to enforce the license

Betty Kellogg
Research & Electronic Resource Coordinator
National University Library
San Diego, CA