Re: confusion over License language Liping Song 28 Oct 2008 18:31 UTC

I second Katy. I think that's what "systematic" means in this context.


Liping Song, MA, MTS, MLIS
Electronic Resources Cataloging and Access Librarian
Health Sciences Library System
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Ginanni, Katy wrote:
> Ever since I saw the word "systematic" in Jenny's question, I've been thinking that it somehow referred to those improper uses where someone attempts to download hundreds of articles at a time, with help from a robot...
> Katy G.
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> I was taught that "systematic" means "regular." So systematic copying
> would be like sending another library articles from every single issue.
> Obviously, ILL would be more sporadic. I think the second phrase allows
> for temporary creation of a file for ILL. For instance, you print out
> the article, then scan it into Ariel, and send it to another library. It
> seems that e-reserves are prohibited.
> That's just my $.02. Does anyone disagree with my interpretation?
> Thanks,
> Kristen
> Jenny Lockwood wrote:
>> Greetings,
>> I find many of our licenses have the following standard phrases:
>> 1."the systematic making of print or electronic copies of Online
>> Content for transmission to non-subscribers or non-subscribing
>> institutions (such as inter-library loans) is prohibited."
>> 2. "Downloading portions of Online Content for the purpose of creating
>> pre-loaded, systematic and persistent local copies (not including
>> transient, dynamic caches of individually requested material) for
>> redistribution is prohibited."
>> 1.Does anyone have a clear insight into whether ILL or Electronic
>> Reserves are allowed under these restrictions?  If one is to interpret
>> that ILL is prohibited--why is the qualifier, systematic, included?
>> This phrase is included in licenses that reference fair use and those
>> that don't.
>> 2. Would Electronic Reserves be allowed or do you think the second
>> statement does not address this type of cache.
>> Thanks in advance for any enlightenment offered...
>> Jenny