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Of some historical interest may be this message from Steve Porzio at CIS
dated Jan 7, 2000:

"We have reviewed your comments and value your input. As I indicated in my
last message, the standard license agreement is under review and we expect
to be able to provide an agreement that is more generally accepted. Until
this review is complete, this is what we are willing to do:..."

They did accept a number of handwritten changes at that time, but I think
it's fair to say this review process hasn't been very high on their
priority list... Carole

At 05:24 PM 2/15/02 -0500, Kimberly Parker wrote:
>On this related issue, we've been in long-drawn-out negotiations with a
>professor named Alan Zaslavsky about our concerns with the CIS license.
>(We were directed to him last August when we wanted to negotiate the
>click-through license.)  Our last communication with him seemed to imply
>that the license would be rewritten and that the issues we had would be
>addressed to our satisfaction.  It has been a little while since that last
>communication and we didn't hear back on our last nudge.
>And we have had access to the CIS website while these issues were being
>worked out, but now the click-through is on the site which makes us even
>more anxious to find out what's going to happen next...
>--Kimberly Parker
>From: Linda Lewis <llewis@unm.edu>
>To: liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
>Subject: Re: American Statistical Association license terms
>X-edited-by: aokerson@pantheon.yale.edu
>Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 19:03:25 EST
>Reply-To: liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
>Sender: owner-liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
>UNM-Albuquerque is attempting to negotiate for access to the Current Index
>to Statistics, which is produced by the Institute of Mathematical
>Statistics and the ASA, and we are having the same problems (and received
>exactly the same response to our inquiry).  According to our University
>Purchasing Office, which has signature authority, ASA & IMS are
>considering revising the contract. We hope they do take the concerns
>seriously. Meanwhile, we have had temporary access while they discuss the
>fact that we cannot legally sign their contract.
>Linda Lewis
>Director,Collection Management & Resource Acquisitions
>University of New Mexico General Library
>Albuquerque NM 87131