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Re: Perpetual Access

I thought this group may be interested in hearing from a publisher
directly.  Unlike most A&I publishers in the industry, Cambridge
Scientific Abstracts has taken a rather unique approach in addressing the
perpetual access issue.

CSA grants perpetual strorage rights to our Internet Database Service
subscribers for our proprietary data (we have a number of non-proprietary
files available on the service as well) at no additional fee.  As a
subscriber to CSA databases via the Internet, our clients are entitled to
retain the information that corresponds to the number of years the
customer was a paid subscriber.  Should a subscriber decide to terminate
the service at any point in time, CSA would provide the institution with
the information corresponding to each of the years to which the instiution
subscribed.  We offer this service as a means of enabling libraries to
maintain archival continuity within the groups collection in this
electronic age. 

Tina Long
Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
7200 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 601
Bethesda, MD 20814
Tele:  1-800-843-7751
Fax:  301-961-673

At 12:07 PM 8/26/97 -0400, you wrote:
>I would be most interested to hear if any library represented
>on this list has been able to negotiate a license for information in an
>electronic format that allows the library to retain the data in the
>event the library chooses not to renew its license/subscription.
>Sallie Becker
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