Mutual Performance Obligations
Some obligations under a licensing agreement for digital information fall equally on both publishers and library licensees. An important mutual obligation is ensuring the confidentiality of user data. Both parties should want to protect the identity of users and how the information is used from outside parties. Publishers and libraries may also have an interest in collecting and disseminating aggregate information concerning the use of the licensed materials. This section provides language to satisfy both goals.
Another common interest is ensuring that only the library and its patrons have access to licensed digital information. Especially during long term agreements, the parties may want to provide a means for libraries and digital information providers to work together in implementing new security protocols without having to renegotiate or amend the agreement.