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RE: Copyright issue

We had a similar encounter with a publisher last year and we declined to
subscribe.  The researcher who suggested the resource was informed that
the library could not afford this astronmically high cost.

Gwendolyn Halford
Electronic Resources/Reference Librarian
Health Services Research Library
formerly Parklawn Health Library
National Institues of Health
5600 Fisher Ln, Rm 13-12
Rockville, MD  20857
301.443.8208, voice
301.443.2269, fax

-----Original Message-----
From: jacqueline.snider@act.org [mailto:jacqueline.snider@act.org] 
Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 9:57 PM
To: liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
Subject: Copyright issue


I have a tough question. I am the manager of the Information Resource
Center at a non-profit company. We subscribe to a specific electronic
newsletter that I will not name. Another publisher recently purchased this
title, and has issued a very restrictive licensing agreement. In fact, we
cannot route print copies to staff, or send electronic copies via email.
Nor can we provide access to the periodical on our web site. The only
solution is to have a copy for each user--a prohibitively expensive
undertaking given the cost.

How are librarians handling these agreements? The terms, frankly, are very

Thank you.


Jacqueline Snider
ACT Information Resource Center
200 ACT Drive
Iowa City, IA 52243-0158
Voice: 319-337-1165
Fax: 319-337-1538
Email: jacqueline.snider@act.org