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Re: Recent Pricing/Licensing Terms for Society Publications

Herein is the attachment referenced in Ms. Althen's recent posting to

Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 09:34:13 -0600
From: Elsa Althen <ealthen@library.wisc.edu>


Subject: Re: Institutional Subscription to Limnology & Oceanography
(electronic format)
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 16:00:04 -0500
From: webeditor@aslo.org
To: Elsa Althen <ealthen@library.wisc.edu>


Because much of ASLO's funding comes from publication of Limnology and
Oceanography, we are taking a moderately cautious approach as we move
further into electronic publishing. Although we know library subscriptions
to the printed L&O coexist with individual subscriptions on a given
campus, we suspect that campus-wide electronic access to Limnology and
Oceanography might result in the loss of individual subscriptions.
Granting site-wide electronic access might require a change in the
subscription rate structure in order to balance the loss of revenue.

Until we can better assess this possibility, we are taking the interim
step of restricting electronic access to a single facility.  Our intention
is to provide all the functionality of a print subscription, with some
enhancements. Because paper copies of research journals are generally
non-circulating, they are also used within a single building. We will
allow reasonable numbers of copies to be printed from the electronic file,
just as a library would allow reasonable numbers of photocopies of
portions of a printed research journal.

A working group will be meeting in January to discuss electronic
publishing policy issues, including the scope of electronic access, and
will address the topic in a February Board meeting.  I would welcome input
from the library perpective!


Paul Kemp

On 10 Dec 2001, at 17:20, Elsa Althen wrote:

> Dear Mr. Kemp:
> I would like to convert our institutional subscription to Limnology &
> Oceanography from print to electronic.  Is it true that ASLO is
> requiring that all institutional IP addresses be from within one
> physical building?  If that is so, I cannot covert to an electronic
> subscription because the University of Wisconsin libraries are
> distributed over an entire campus.  We would require access to be
> activated for all IP addresses on our campus, not just within one
> building. Can you comment on your policy?  Perhaps I'm
> misunderstanding your intent because it seems to limit a license to
> one building will create problems for many of your larger
> institutional subscribers.  Please feel free to call me at
> 608.262.2223 as it might be easier to discuss this over the phone
> rather than in e-mail.
> Kind Regards,
> Elsa Althen