Why consortial licensing?

Subject: Why consortial licensing?
From: Emanuella Giavarra (ecup.secr@dial.pipex.com)
Date: pe 25 huhti  1997 - 15:05:59 EEST

Dear list members,

In the US, libraries are experimenting on a large scale with consortial
licensing. A consortial license is an agreement between a number of
libraries and one or more publishers on the use of electronic material.
According to Johann van Reenen of the University of New Mexico
consortial licensing is the wave of the future.

In his article Consortia and Licensing of Electronic Products - the Wave
of the Future, he gives the arguments in favour of consortial licensing,
examples of successful licensing consortia, guidelines fo licensing
e-products and a licensing check list.

Although the Article was written in October 1996, the information is
still very up to date and very useful.

You can find the article at the ECUP Web-site at
http://www.kaapeli.fi/eblida/ecup under *Other reports*.

Kind regards,
Emanuella Giavarra

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