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Re: Blood Online

We had this discussion on Blood a while back on one of the library related
lists.  The consensus for the most part is that libraries would simply not
get it with the current restrictions. The only way we, as a group, can
expect to convince publishers about this sort of thing is not to accept
such restrictions.  It is essential that we stand together on this issue. 


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On Wed, 25 Mar 1998, Fred Friend wrote:

> Bernard Naylor is quite right. This licence term is too restrictive and my
> inclination would be to cross it out. But I thought it worth checking
> internationally, because I thought that in the US you had solved this
> problem of registered users who happen not to be in a normal location? 
> Fred Friend 
> >Delivery-Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 09:54:41 +0000
> >Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 09:49:07 +0000 (GMT)
> >Subject: Blood Online
> >From: "B.Naylor" <>
> >To:,
> >
> > Has anybody pursued the matter of online access to BLOOD, the journal
> > published by the American Society of Hematology?
> >
> > Clause 14 of the Terms and Conditions of Use reads:
> >
> > For the purposes of this Agreement, Authorized Users of Institutional
> > Subscriptions shall be those individuals affiliated with institutions
> > who are accessing BLOOD Online via workstations located within the
> > institutions' library or research facilities (i.e. the buildings to
> > which issues of the Journal are sent or where issues of the Journal are
> > housed).  No access to BLOOD Online will be permitted to individuals
> > affiliated with the institution who are located at workstations situated
> > elsewhere on the institutions' campuses (e.g. lodgings, classrooms,
> > offices) or at off-campus sites.
> >
> > Apparently, there is no requirement to sign an undertaking and send it
> > back, but users of BLOOD Online are assumed to have accepted this
> > condition (among others).  My view is that for a University this
> > condition is hopelessly restrictive and I am minded to strike it out and
> > return the amended Terms and Conditions saying what I have done and why,
> > and asking them to accept that our users will use the service without
> > that condition applying.  Before I do so, I wondered whether anyone else
> > has looked at these terms and conditions and taken a view about this
> > particular one.  Maybe we should all act together (that is, those of us
> > who haven't already taken action)?
> >
> >    *************************************************************
> >
> >    Bernard Naylor             
> >    University Librarian      Address:  Hartley Library
> >                                        University of Southampton
> >    E-mail:              Highfield
> >    Tel:    01703 592677                Southampton
> >    Fax:    01703 595451                SO17 1BJ
> >
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