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RE: Remote access

Sometimes corporate libraries can't even participate in state-wide deals.
The Illinois State Library centrally funds quite a few databases at a
statewide level. The terms of a number of these licenses specifically
prohibit access by corporate/special libraries, limiting access to public,
academic and school libraries only.

Bernie Sloan 

-----Original Message-----
From: David Goodman [mailto:dgoodman@phoenix.Princeton.EDU]
Sent: Friday, September 22, 2000 1:05 AM
To: liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
Subject: Re: Remote access

1. because licenses typically don't allow this. Remember we're talking
about OFF-site access. 

2. I don't even see why they should. Of course the public libraries should
provide service to corporations as well as individuals. But as library
systems are currently funded, this assumes that organizations, and most
particularly profit-making organizations, carry their share of the cost
burden. Sure we could change this--it would amount to state-wide or
nation-wide funding of databases and journals. This might be the best way
to go, but that is another matter. As things stand, a database provider of
many sorts of materials can only charge public or academic libraries
prices that their materials budgets can afford, if it charges corporate
users a much higher price.

David Goodman, Princeton University Biology Library

dgoodman@princeton.edu            609-258-3235

On Thu, 21 Sep 2000, David Shumaker wrote:

> Jamie--
> 	You're in a public library. Why wouldn't you want to support
> institutions (for profit and not for profit) in your service area? If
> you facilitate personal remote access why would you prohibit corporate
> remote access? Do you provide a telephone reference service? Do your
> reference staff ask if the request is for corporate purposes? I hope
> not!
> 	--Dave