Licensing Statement by ICOLC

Subject: Licensing Statement by ICOLC
From: Emanuella Giavarra (
Date: pe 27 maalis 1998 - 14:51:09 EET

(posted to Liblicense-l)

Today (25 March 1998), the informal group that calls itself the
International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) issued a Press
Release and "Statement of Current Perspective and Preferred Practices
for the Selection and Purchase of Electronic Information."

For the full text of each of these documents, as well as a list of
the participants in ICOLC discussions, please visit the ICOLC
public web site, at:

About the International Coalition of Library Consortia:

The International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) first met as
the Consortium of Consortia (COC) in 1997. The Coalition is an informal
group comprising about sixty library consortia in North America, the
United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, and Australia. The Coalition
serves primarily higher education institutions by facilitating
discussion among consortia on issues of common interest. Throughout the
year, ICOLC
conducts meetings dedicated to keeping its members informed about new
electronic information resources, pricing practices of electronic
providers and vendors, and other issues of importance to directors and
governing boards of consortia. The Coalition meets with members of the
information provider community to provide a forum for those providers to
discuss their offerings and to engage in dialog with Coalition members
about issues of mutual concern.

The ICOLC welcomes your interest, comments, and participation from
additional academic library consortia around the world. The Statement
of Current Perspective is intended to engage electronic information
providers in a dialogue with the consortial library community.


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