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RE: meaning of "systematic"
- To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com>
- Subject: RE: meaning of "systematic"
- From: "Bolick, Bob" <Bob_Bolick@mcgraw-hill.com>
- Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2002 18:09:39 EDT
- Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sender: email@example.com
The probable origin of "systematic" in that contract can be found at http://www.cni.org/docs/info.policies/CONTU.html. The "good faith" expected is that your interlibrary arrangements "do not have, as their purpose or effect, that the library or archives receiving such copies or phonorecords for distribution does so in such aggregate quantities as to substitute for a subscription to or purchase of such work." Hope that helps. -----Original Message----- From: Rick Anderson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Saturday, June 01, 2002 11:42 PM To: email@example.com Subject: RE: meaning of "systematic" > Have you any views, or can you refer me to any authoritative > interpretation of "systematic" in this context? I would suggest that your mistake was in asking the publisher to interpret the language for you. Instead, I think you should have let the ambiguity work in your favor -- come to a good-faith understanding, within your institution, of what "systematic" means, and then abide by it. "Good faith" is essential -- I'm not suggesting that you should use ambiguity as an excuse to take undue liberty. But you can be sure that if you ask the publisher to intepret the terms of the license, the interpretation given will be strict. And then you're stuck with a documented exchange. ------------- Rick Anderson Director of Resource Acquisition The University Libraries University of Nevada, Reno "That wasn't a Freudian slip; 1664 No. Virginia St. it was a Jungian slip." Reno, NV 89557 -- Dr. Katz PH (775) 784-6500 x273 FX (775) 784-1328 firstname.lastname@example.org