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RE: ILL & Licensing questions


Several months ago we started to keep a list of the ILL policies of
e-journal publishers, at the request of our ILL staff.  The list indicates
whether or not the publisher allows printed copies from e-journals to be
used to fill requests, and if they allow us to send the article as a file.
The ILL staff find the list useful as they process requests.  It seems that
more of the publishers allow ILL use now.  

Don Richardson ** drichard@wpi.edu
Systems/Reference Librarian
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road ** Worcester, MA 01609
Voice: 508-831-6161 ** Fax: 508-831-5829   

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet Croft [mailto:jbcroft@ou.edu]
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2001 4:44 PM
To: liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
Subject: ILL & Licensing questions

I'm new to this list and to the problem of license compliance, having
recently moved from a very small institution, where we didn't even try to
loan anything electronic, to a much larger institution, where I'm facing
the problems of license compliance in interlibrary loan.  I'm researching
the topic and would like to put three questions to this group, if I may.

1. How do you handle compliance issues in interlibrary lending, when you
have so many databases and individual subscriptions to deal with, all with
slightly different licensing terms?  Do you keep a list of all the
databases and journals next to the lending terminal?  Do you add a note to
the cataloging record to indicate if lending is permitted? Do you do
something more automated? Or are your people who sign licenses just very
good about not signing anything that doesn't allow ILL?

2. How much trouble do you have renegotiating the terms of a licensing
agreement if the original doesn't allow ILL?  I know of two cases where we
were able to negotiate permission.  

3.  Is anyone using model licenses with any success?

I appreciate your help.  It's been a real eye-opener, looking over all our
licensing agreements and seeing such a lack of uniformity of terms and
restrictions! Obviously model licenses are needed.

Janet Brennan Croft
Head of Access Services
University of Oklahoma
Bizzell Library NW106
Norman OK 73069
fax 405-325-7618