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Re: EDP Sciences (French publisher)

I do all the licensing for George Mason University in Virginia.  We wanted
to have electronic access to Astronomy and Astrophysics for which we have
a print subscription.  After nine months of mostly receiving no responses
to my emails, we were finally able to sign their license agreement.  We
made only one change as we are required to add the sentence "Nothing
herein shall be deemed a waiver of the sovereign immunity of the
Commonwealth of Virginia" to all of our licenses.  At first we were told
that they would make no changes, but after I contacted a different person,
the company accepted this one change and we signed the license.  I found
that we were able to accept the rest of the license as is.

Hope this is helpful.

Best regards and good luck with your negotiations.

Lene Palmer
Interim Head, Collection Development and Preservation
Fenwick Library MSN 2FL
George Mason University
4400 University Drive  
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone:  703-993-2667
Email:  lenep@gmu.edu


Gillespie, E Gaele wrote:

>Before posing the question which follows, I searched the Liblicense-L 
>archive but did not find any information. 
>Is there anyone on the listserv who has experience negotiating a 
>license agreement -- successfully -- with the French publisher EDP 
>Sciences? (Some of their titles are Apidologie, Astronomy and 
>Astrophysics, and Genetics Selection Evolution.)  If you've had 
>successful experience negotiating a license agreement with EDP 
>Sciences, I would very much appreciate hearing from you. Please contact 
>me directly by e-mail (ggillespie@ku.edu) or phone (785-864-3051).  
>Thank you.  -- Gaele 
>E. Gaele Gillespie / Serials Librarian / University of Kansas 
>Libraries / Lawrence, KS 66045-7544 / ph: 785-864-3051 /
>e-mail: ggillespie@ku.edu