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Re: OUP CD-ROM license


For a number of years, while a specific jobber had "guaranteed" that items
they listed for us to purchase in their catalog were cleared for public
library circulation, I have routinely written the producer/copyright
holder for written permissions.

In some cases, we have been told "absolutely not. These products are not
to be loaned to the public." In other cases we get a nice note or
license/contract-looking document back indicating we are OK loaning the
CD-ROMs. Some places we do not ever hear from, and while I try over time
to contact someone in the organization I do not always succeed.

Legal workshops and copyright seminars I have attended over the years seem
to be saying that this is a wise procedure, if time-consuming.

I will be interested in reading other responses to the list.


Ken Katona
AV Manager
Cuyahoga County Public Library
2111 Snow Road
Parma OH  44134

800 749-5560
216 398-4404
fax 216 485-9851