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Re: A question of licences and Alumni members

At the University of Oregon, library privileges are given to all PAID
members of the Alumni Association. Dues in the association are less than
the cost of a library card for the general public. The Alumni Association
uses it as an incentive, and it has definitely increased membership. When
we negotiate our licenses, we use our definition of "authorized user"
which includes everyone with borrowing privileges. dac

Deb Carver
University of Oregon Library
541-346-3485 (fax)

At 02:55 PM 7/19/00 -0400, you wrote:
>There has been a very interesting exchange about alumnus access over the
>past few days.  It has clarified my initial preconception that there is no
>agreement within the library community over this issue.  I suspect that
>the demand comes from the private sector universities, almost all of which
>are in the USA - institutions like Yale.  For the major public sector or
>state universities - almost all the rest in the USA and throughout the
>rest of the world - alumnus access presents serious funding, content
>control and access management problems.
>It sounds as though alumnus access is an optional benefit which should be
>subject to additional payment.  The question is then: how much?
>John Cox
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Ann Okerson <aokerson@pantheon.yale.edu>
>To: liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu <liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu>
>Date: 19 July 2000 04:33
>Subject: Re: A question of licences and Alumni members
>>To John Cox and Mike Spinella:  It interests me that you separate the
>>Alumni Association from the University.  At my place the AYA is part of
>>the campus life and entity.  And all of us participate in various alumni
>>activities, publications, and so on.
>>As to the question of where the alumni information need comes from, I am
>>with Scott Wicks: there is definitely a demand; it is NOT
>>library-generated but it is directed toward the library because we are
>>generally thought of as the place on campus that finds ways to deliver
>>information of all sorts to our readers.  My guess is that for various
>>reasons, the connections between US universities and their alumni are much
>>more strong than in the UK or many other countries, and that this
>>tradition is possibly more strongly held in smaller American colleges and
>>the private universities than in the big state schools. But even the the
>>bigt schools, there is certainly a culture of ongoing contact with alumni,
>>lifelong learning, and all that goes with it.
>>Cheers, Ann Okerson