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Naomi P. Fackler writes:

Thanks for the resources on the LibLicense web page.  A very good one to
add would be the one MIT Press has for the Journal of Contemporary
Neurology, a journal in electronic form only. The agreement can be found
at It is a license
that sounds as if it were written by a librarian! 

Naomi P. Fackler
Collection Development Manager
Medical Sciences Library
Texas A&M University
College Station TX 77843-4462

Phone: (409) 845-7460
FAX: (409) 845-7493                                                 

[N.B.  And here is the license reproduced:  a truly user-friendly work by
the MIT Press Journals Department.  It's also linked on the Liblicense
Web site.]

     Journal of Contemporary Neurology




     The entire contents of Journal of Contemporary Neurology are
     copyrighted by MIT Press, as is each individual article. Uses
     beyond that allowed by the U.S. Copyright Law require permission
     of the publisher. You may contact us at

     Rights of Subscribers

     Readers of Journal of Contemporary Neurology must subscribe in
     order to print or download articles from the journal. The contents
     of the journal are currently available for perusing without
     elaborate registration and password protection in order to allow
     readers to sample the material. We depend on the honesty of
     readers in order to collect the subscription fees that are
     necessary to support the operations of the journal.

     As a nonsubscriber, it is reasonable to inspect the materials in
     the journal, in the same spirit that you would inspect a magazine
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     when you decide to employ journal articles in your work or
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     As a subscriber, or member of a subscribing library, you have very
     liberal rights to use articles published in Journal of
     Contemporary Neurology. You may use articles from previous years,
     as well as those published in the year of your subscription. In
     the distant future, if very old articles must be archived offline
     for efficiency, there may be an additional charge to cover the
     cost of retrieving old articles. In the foreseeable future, all
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     You have the right to use published articles in any way whose
     primary intention and effect is to further your own research or
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     Associate Director for Journals Publishing
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