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Re: Oxford University Press license

Technology may be making the Oxford license essentially unenforcable,
since not only dialing in but also various web access management modules
offered by OPAC vendors will authenticate users as though they are
physically in the building itself.

Paul Wrynn
Collection Development Librarian
Ehrman Medical Library
NYU School of Medicine

>Publicker, Stephanie (OD) wrote:
> A few of us at our library are feeling a bit perplexed by the Oxford
> University Press license because it seems to contradict itself.  What
> confuses us is the permission under 1.1.c for users to access the journals
> remotely via modem and the seemingly conflicting geographic restrictions
> described in the "Site" description.  Perhaps someone on the listserv can
> help us decipher this language?
> The full license can be found at
> http://www.oup.co.uk/Resources/manuals/licence/s_instagmt.html.
> Oxford University Press Oxford Journals
> Institutional Site Licence Agreement
> 1.1 In this site licence the following expressions shall have the following
> meanings:
>  "Authorised User" firstly, an individual member of the Institution
>   a) who is employed or engaged under contract as part of the academic,
> library, or research staff of the Institution (whether on a temporary,
> permanent or visiting basis) or who is studying at the Institution whether
> at the Site or off Site; and
>   b) whom the Institution wishes to authorise to have access to the
> Journal(s);  and
>   c) who can access the Journal(s) via a modem link to a valid IP address
> on the Institution's Secure Network;
>   [and secondly, an individual who is not a member of the Institution but
>   a) who is allowed to use the Institution's library facilities on an ad
> hoc basis; and
>   b) whom the Institution wishes to authorize to have access to the
> Journals;  and
>   c) who can access the Journals from a terminal in the library with a
> valid domain name or Internet Protocol address; and
>   [d) who has agreed to abide by terms and conditions imposed by the
> Institution governing use of the Journals which include the restrictions
> contained in paragraphs 4.2 and 4.3]
>  "the Site" means the geographical site (or sites) nominated by the
> Institution from which Authorised Users can access the Journal through a
> Secure server or Network located at the Site or remotely and is designated
> for access in the registration form completed by the Institution. If the
> Institution occupies more than one geographical site (for example, if the
> Institution is a multi-campus University) the Institution must obtain a
> site licence for each geographical location from which it wishes to
> provide access to the Journal(s).
> Stephanie Publicker
> Electronic Resources Team Leader
> National Institutes of Health Library
> 10 Center Drive, MSC 1150
> Building 10, Room 1L-19
> Bethesda, MD 20892
> Telephone: 301-594-6246   E-mail: publicks@nih.gov
> Fax: 301-402-0254