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Problems with Blackwell Publishing Standard License Agreement
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- Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 19:27:15 -0500 (EST)
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Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 18:49:19 EST From: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Problems with the Blackwell Publishing Standard License agreement Dear Liblicense-l members, The University of Wisconsin-Madison has recently reviewed the license from Blackwell Publishing for the new "free" standard access to their e-journals. As you probably know, the Standard License gives us access to the current and previous year of the Blackwell Publishing titles if we also have a subscription to the print. Recently we received unsolicited notifications of activation for free w/print (Standard) access for Blackwell titles. Included in these notifications is reference to a license agreement governing standard access: (http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/help_pages/Blackwell_Publishing_Standard_Access_Agreement.pdf), of which we were not previously made aware. Emails from vendors outlining the 2003 Blackwell price model and their price list (http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/cservices/pricelist.pdf) made no reference to there being a separate license agreement for Standard access. We compared the Standard license to the Premium license (which took us two years to negotiate) and found some significant differences, more than just archival access. We sent a general request to Blackwell asking for clarification of the differences between the two licenses as our impression was that the main difference between the two was content and archival access, with a lingering question about remote access. We had seen reference to "No Remote Access" in e-mails from vendors about the 2003 price model but no further explanation was provided on how this would be implemented by Blackwell, especially for institutions as ours where we have Premium titles that allow for remote access and Standard titles that presumably do not have such access. Do you know how they will restrict remote access for some, but not all of the Blackwell Publishing e-journals? After comparing the Standard terms to the Premium terms we asked why references to "walk-in" users were removed and were told that "No walk-in users" were permitted under the Standard license. This is not acceptable to any library that allows the public to use their collections. Have any of you successfully added in "walk-in users"? Finally, have any of you managed to add interlibrary loan into the license -- at the very least ILL through use of a printout from the Blackwll Publishing web site? Of course, we would prefer interlibrary loan of the electronic too. At the same time that we are working with this license, Blackwell Publishing is activating access to their e-journals for us even though we have not reached an agreement. We find this unacceptable. This license does not require a signature, but, we are supposed to make the terms available to our users. Since it does not require a signature are the rest of you ignoring the license assuming that it would not stand in a court of law? Any advice on how you are approaching this license, would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Karl E. Debus-Lopez Chief Acquisitions Librarian University of Wisconsin-Madison Aimee Glassel Electronic Resources Librarian University of Wisconsin-Madison Susan Barribeau Electronic Resources Coordinator University of Wisconsin-Madison -- Karl E. Debus-L�pez Chief Acquisitions Librarian and Head, Acquisitions and Serials Department Central Technical Services General Library System University of Wisconsin-Madison Room 330N Memorial Library 728 State St. Madison, Wi 53706-1494 Phone: (608) 262-2619 Fax: (608) 262-4861 E-mail: email@example.com
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