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Re: Licensing agreement and extension sites

If the license has the strict "geographically contiguous" wording, I think
it would be advisable to negotiate a change in terms so that one license
covers your FTE regardless of location. Some vendors may prefer to license
each site separately, but as extension sites become more common, this type
of site-based pricing and licensing becomes increasingly unworkable.

It would be wise not only to attempt to change the licensing terms, but
also to make sure that you are not charged full price for extension sites,
especially if they are small and served by the same library as your main
site. The goal should be to make one purchase for all your students
regardless of location.

David Bickford
University Librarian and Faculty Member
University of Phoenix