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Re: OUP CD-ROM license

In these cases, I have written to or emailed the publisher and asked for
permission to circulate the item. I most always get it. Sometimes I get no
response at all, and in those cases, we have a record of our attempt and
go ahead and circulate CDs that come with books or are relatively
inexpensive. In one case, permission was denied and we returned the

Carol Cubberley
Director of Technical Services/Professor
University Libraries
University of Southern Mississippi
Box 5053
Hattiesburg MS 39406
(601) 266-4248
fax (601) 266-6033

At 03:22 AM 02/07/2001 EST, you wrote:
>How do you folks treat a CD-ROM product which has a card in the box saying
>"If you accept the terms set out below then open the jewel case.  By so
>doing, you agree to be bound by such license terms."  Then the terms say
>we have the right to "load and store the Licensed Material on a single
>computer..."  The Oxford University Press product "Margaret Thatcher:
>Complete Public Statements 1945-1990 on CD-ROM" is the example.
>We bought the product with the intention of letting it circulate, but I do
>not believe we can.  Some staff think that since we do not have to
>actually sign the license agreement, it is acceptable to go ahead and put
>it in the circulating collection.  What are other institutions doing in
>such cases?