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Re: Online services to contiguous research parks

Steve Bosch of the University of Arizona sends the following message:

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From: "Bosch, Steve" <boschs@u.library.arizona.edu>
To: "'liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu'" <liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu>
Subject: RE: Online services to contiguous research parts
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 08:51:40 -0700

One approach used by the University of Arizona is to establish a satellite
branch library at the research park that provides full library services,
but only within the walls of the Library. Since we regularly add to all
licenses clauses that allow walk-in use, anyone from the research park can
use the resources in the branch library. We discovered that to add desktop
access for the "for profit" corporations was extremely expensive. We
wouldn't pick up the costs and the companies didn't want to pay for the
services either.

Since many UA faculty and students have labs/offices at the park it is
reasonable for services to be extended to the area. Extending full access
outside the walls of the branch is a completely different matter, and will
require new licenses, and a lot more money. The university officials
responsible for developing our park at first thought that library services
would be a great added value in leasing space. When told what the costs
would be they quickly backed off from the idea.

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The folowing message is forwarded from Paula Watson at the University of

Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 17:37:03 -0600
To: listproc@lists.yale.edu
From: Paula Watson <pdwatson@uiuc.edu>
Subject: Online services to contiguous research parks

Dear all:

The University of Illinois is actively pursuing construction of two
research parks, one near its south campus and one near its north campus.
The subject of provision of library services to the companies that may be
located in them has been raised.  Obviously, the service of most interest
would be access to the databases to which the library subscribes (and in
some form so that the Library could pass on any additional costs to the
companies involved).   I can think of many reasons why this might be
exceedingly difficult to negotiate and am wondering if anyone out there has
encountered this situation and worked out some kind of a solution.  Thanks
for any advice.


Paula D. Watson
Director, Electronic Information Services
University of Illinois Library, Rm. 246A, MC-522
1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, Illinois 61801
pdwatson@uiuc.edu; (217) 333-0318 (voice); (217) 244-4358 (fax)