From: Karin Wikoff <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:26:13 -0500
I have actually had to license physical materials -- not microfilm,
but video. The Communications School wanted all the TV news coverage
of the OJ Simpson trial. It was available, and on DVD, but it comes
with a 3-year license. After 3 years, we have to either pay the fee
again, or return the DVD.
That said, I think it is pretty outrageous to ask for a limiting
license on a microfilm purchase.
Kudos to Ramona for successfully standing her ground!
Electronic and Technical Services Librarian
Ithaca College Library
Ithaca, NY 14850
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On 2/18/2014 7:12 PM, LIBLICENSE wrote:
From: Todd Puccio <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:30:37 +0000
Actually, I think it is quite a stretch to include any kind of
license or agreement with a straight out purchase of anything.
Once you own something the full force of regular ownership law comes into play.
Since there is I.P. content you should only have to deal with Copyright Law.
Why would you need to sign any agreement with the seller if once you
walk away - you own it ?
Would you be willing to share the terms of this "license" with the
group ? (or with me ?)
I'd really like to read it.
From: "McKeown, Ramona J." <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:48:40 +0000
Thanks to all the responders, both on and off the list. To answer a
few questions I received:
The microfilm is a purchase not a lease.
The microfilm is actual film, not digital.
After some pushback with the vendor, I have received language allowing
for ILL. Some of the terms are still in negotiation.
I'm grateful for an opportunity to discuss this issue with you all!
Ramona J. McKeown
Collection Development Librarian
Moody Memorial Library
One Bear Place #97148
Waco, TX 76798-7148