[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Microsoft Reader Review

My review of the Microsoft Reader is now available at
http://www.eBookAd.com/.  From what I have heard, my opinion seems to be
in the minority.  I would be interested in hearing from librarians and
what they think of the software and patrons' potential future use.


Leann "Buzzy" Arndt


----- Original Message -----
From: "Elizabeth Lorbeer" <ELorbeer@rushu.rush.edu>
To: <liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu>
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2000 8:58 AM
Subject: License agreements for Microsoft product software

> Hi,
> I saw this posting on ACQNET (library acquisitions listserv) and wanted to
> know if anyone has encountered this problem in the licensing agreement?
> not sure if the Microsoft licensing agreement in Australia is the same or
> similar to ours in the US.  Thank you, Liz Lorbeer, Library of Rush
> University, Chicago IL.
> ACQNET 10:17
> Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2000 02:49:34 -0400
> From: Sharon Gower (Bond U.) <sharon_gower@bond.edu.au
> <mailto:sharon_gower@bond.edu.au> >
> Subject: License agreements for Microsoft product software
> I was wondering if anyone can help us with a problem we are having
> software that accompanies books published by Microsoft.  The license
> agreement states that the software cannot be lent.  Our electronic
> librarian has been in contact with Microsoft regarding this problem and
> although she has been given permission for two particular items to be
lent -
> it has fallen on deaf ears when trying to obtain permission for further
> titles and trying to find a more permanent solution to the problem.
> She has found success with some other publishers who are now wording their
> license agreements to allow libraries to lend the software which
> the books.
> It is causing such a headache for her that she is contemplating requesting
> the academics to not order Microsoft books as it is a waste of money to
> purchase books which are useless without the accompanying software which
> cannot be loaned.  She suggests that academics should look to ordering
> similar titles from other publishers who are library friendly.  Is anyone
> else having this problem or can you offer any suggestions?  Does anyone
> the contact details for the person at Microsoft who can best help us find
> solution to this problem?
> Please reply to me directly at: sharon_gower@bond.edu.au
> <mailto:sharon_gower@bond.edu.au>
> With thanks
> Sharon Gower
> ____________****__________****____________
> Sharon Gower
> Senior Library Technician (Acquisitions)
> Bond University Library
> Telephone: +61 7 55951507
> Fax: +61 7 55951480
> Email: sharon_gower@bond.edu.au <mailto:sharon_gower@bond.edu.au>