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STM - PA - BL agree on doc. del. framework (CORRECTED)

[We mishandled this important announcement yesterday and sent out another
message under this subject header.  My apologies to colleagues!  -- The

Press Release
Date 8 September 2011

Publishers and the British Library agree framework licence agreement for
document delivery outside the UK to non-commercial researchers

The British Library and the International Association of Scientific,
Technical & Medical Publishers (STM) have agreed a framework licence
agreement to be entered into directly between individual publishers and
the British Library. It governs the supply of copies of articles from the
British Library's Document Supply Service to non-commercial end users via
not-for-profit libraries outside the UK. The UK Publishers Association
joins with STM in recommending the framework licence agreement to its

Barry Smith, Head of Commercial Services at the British Library said "We
are delighted to have agreed a framework licence with STM. This means we
can improve the speed of service delivery we offer to our overseas
non-commercial users and augment our current Document Supply Service."

Any articles to be supplied under this new service are solely for an
end-user's own private study or non-commercial research purposes. The
terms of the licence are distinct from the Library's successful service
for the supply of articles for commercial purposes, and shall require
end-users and not-for-profit libraries to ensure that the differentiation
between commercial and non-commercial use is actively monitored and
differentiated. The framework licence agreement will start from 1st
January 2012.

"We are pleased to have worked so successfully with the British Library to
reach this agreement," said Michael Mabe, CEO of the International
Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM). "The
British Library framework licence will give publishers, including our
members, contractual control over the international cross-border delivery
of copies from their material via an established and respected document
supply service. It will also allow the British Library to improve the
service, and delivery times, available to its authorised users."

Along with STM, the UK Publishers Association is also recommending that
its member publishers participate in the framework settlement. "The
framework licence agreed with the British Library offers a balanced model
for well-regulated licensed document delivery across international borders
for non-commercial use," said Graham Taylor, Director, The Publishers

The British Library's Overseas Library Privilege Service will be phased
out from the start of 2012.

The British Library will contact all existing licensors of STM content it
currently has a direct digital agreement with and who are yet to sign the
framework licence agreement. The British Library will also contact all
non-UK, non-commercial libraries currently registered to discuss
eligibility for the new service and how to proceed.

For more information:

STM and British Library would request that any questions regarding the new
service should be sent to either:
British Library Customer Services
The British Library
Boston Spa
West Yorkshire LS23 7BQ
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1937 546060
E-mail: customer-services@bl.uk
For further information:

International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers
Prama House
267 Banbury Road
Oxford OX2 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 339323

E-mail: beadle@stm-assoc.org

For further information: www.stm-assoc.org

Director of Educational, Academic and Professional Publishing
The Publishers Association
29B Montague Street
London WC1B 5BW
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 207 691 9191

Any publisher wishing to sign up to the BL / International STM /
Publishers Association Framework Agreement should contact:

British Library Licensing Team
The British Library
Boston Spa
West Yorkshire
LS23 7BQ
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1937 546686

E-mail: PublisherLicensing@bl.uk

Notes to editors:
Miki Lentin
The British Library
t:+44 (0) 20 7412 7112
m:+44 (0) 7976 793 666
f:+44 (0) 20 7412 7168
e: miki.lentin@bl.uk

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one
of the world's greatest research libraries. It provides world class
information services to the academic, business, research and scientific
communities and offers unparalleled access to the world's largest and most
comprehensive research collection. The Library's collection has developed
over 250 years and exceeds 150 million separate items representing every
age of written civilisation. It includes: books, journals, manuscripts,
maps, stamps, music, patents, newspapers and sound recordings in all
written and spoken languages. For more information, visit:  www.bl.uk

The International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical
Publishers (STM)
STM is the leading global trade association for academic and professional
publishers. It has over 110 members in 21 countries who each year
collectively publish nearly 66% of all journal articles and tens of
thousands of monographs and reference works. STM members include learned
societies, university presses, private companies, new starts and
established players. For more information, visit: www.stm-assoc.org

The Publishers Association
The Publishers Association is the leading trade organisation serving book,
journal, audio and electronic publishers in the UK. Membership is
comprised of 116 companies from across the trade, academic and education
sectors.  Its core service is representation and lobbying, around
copyright, rights and other matters relevant to members, who represent
roughly 80% of the industry by turnover. For more information, visit:

Janice E. Kuta
Director of Membership & Marketing
STM - International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical
332 E. 18th Street, #12
New York, New York 10003
E-mail: kuta@stm-assoc.org
Tel: 212-533-0832