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Re: How do your libraries handle end-user agreements?

Hi, all- does anyone of the respondents mind if I use your 
response in a summary for the list?  When I summarize, can I use 
your institution's name, or should I leave that off?


>>>> Rebecca Kemp <rkemp@email.unc.edu> 03/17/10 9:10 PM >>>

> We have come up against a situation here where there is a 
> combination of an institutional license, which we can modify, 
> and an optional end-user agreement (terms of use) to which 
> users will have to agree if they want to use added 
> functionality of the resource in question.  Because these terms 
> of use are on the vendor's website, it's unlikely that we'd be 
> able to modify them.
> I understand that we, the library, are not bound by the end 
> user agreement.  However, I don't like passing on the 
> responsibility of looking at an agreement to our end users.
> List members, how do you handle situations such as this?  Do 
> you have policies regarding resources that may require end 
> users to enter into an agreement?
> Many thanks for considering,
> Rebecca

Rebecca Kemp
E-Resources Acquisitions Librarian
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890