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American Meteorological Society License Available

Keith Seitter, Executive Director of the American Meteorological Society,
has made the AMS's online Journals Subscription Agreement (i.e., contract
or license) available to all of us.  It's linked as a "What's New" on the
LIBLICENSE web site.

This Agreement has many things going for it, including its brevity
(yes, that is a virtue indeed, compared to some of the 10-25 page
documents that libraries read and respond to).  More to the point
are the:  fair use-friendly language, treatment of "occasional" (i.e.,
walk-in) users, treatment of remote sites/campuses, sensible
language about liability/enforcement, and long-term access, among
other things.

Read it; it's an Agreement that makes sense for electronic journals.
And, yes, of course, it could be longer and more comprehensive, but
does it need to be?  We don't think so.

Ann Okerson
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