"We Own It": Dealing with Perpetual Access in Big Deals

Date created: 
2006
Keywords: 
Journal cancellations
Library consortia
Electronic journals
Perpetual access
Archival rights
Abstract: 

Presents the results of a survey of Canadian university libraries that investigated whether libraries have been able to stay abreast of the many changes that affect their access to paid-for e-content. This report emphasizes the publishers' obligations to notify licensees when ownership changes hands and libraries' need to actively pursue licensed content in ownership transfers. The meaning and application of 'perpetual access' clauses in e-journal licenses under change-of-ownership situations is also discussed.

Description: 
Based on presentations given at the NASIG 2005 Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, May 19-22, 2005.
Language: 
English
Document type: 
Article
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