Electronic Content Licensing: Web Site & Discussion List (2 messages) Birdie MacLennan 13 Jan 1997 15:23 UTC
2 messages, 154 lines: ---------------------- 1. Web Licensing Site Announcement 2. Licensing List Announcement (1)------------------- Date: Sat, 11 Jan 1997 17:56:48 -0500 (EST) From: Ann Okerson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Web Licensing Site Announcement 10 January 1997 E-PRESS RELEASE WORLD WIDE WEB ELECTRONIC CONTENT LICENSING RESOURCE AVAILABLE FOR ACADEMIC LIBRARY COMMUNITY The Yale University Library, with support from the Commission on Preservation and access & the Council on Library Resources, is pleased to announce the availability of the beta version of LIBLICENSE, a World Wide Web resource intended to provide information and assistance for academic and research libraries as they read and negotiate licenses with information providers for electronic information content in a variety of formats, CD and online. The LIBLICENSE URL is: http://www.library.yale.edu/~Llicense/index.shtml The creators are requesting comments in order to enhance and improve the work. Once a more final version is achieved, the URL will be slightly changed. Currently, readers will see an annotated resource presented in much the same organizational style as an actual electronic content license, with samples of language and commentary on the suitability of that language for libraries. Readers will note that links to some sections are pretty much completed (license vocabulary, licensing terms & descriptions, examples); other sections will be further enhanced (introduction, licensing resources, bibliography). The creators welcome all your ideas, as well as suggestions for additions to links and bibliographic citations. Several individuals have been involved in creating this resource: Ann Okerson, PI for the Project, Yale University Library (Associate University Librarian for Collection Development & Management) Rod Stenlake, Esq., Consulting and authoring contract attorney (formerly in corporate practice in New York City; now a Visiting Scholar at the Yale University Law School) Georgia Harper, Esq., External consultant and author (Copyright Counsel for the University of Texas Systemwide) Alex Adelman, Web Designer (Senior English student at the University of Pennsylvania) A form is provided within the LIBLICENSE resource for your comments. A content licensing discussion list has been started to accompany this site. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION about this work: Ann Okerson Ann.Okerson@yale.edu Fax: 203-432-8527 Ann.Okerson@yale.edu http://www.library.yale.edu/~okerson/alo.html (2)------------------ Date: Sat, 11 Jan 1997 17:57:20 -0500 (EST) From: Ann Okerson <email@example.com> Subject: Licensing List Announcement 10 January 1997 The Yale University Library, Commission on Preservation & Access, and the Council on Library Resources are pleased to announce the creation of LIBLICENSE-L, an internet discussion list on the topic of Electronic Content Licensing for Academic & Research Libraries. This list will be of value to librarians, information providers, publishers, attorneys in the field, and other interested parties. To join the list, which will become active as of 15 January 1997, please do the following: Send a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org Leave the subject line blank. In the body of the message, type: subscribe LIBLICENSE-L Firstname Lastname The list's owners are Rodney Stenlake, Esq. (email@example.com) and Ann Okerson (firstname.lastname@example.org), both of Yale University. You should contact them if there are any problems. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- This list is moderated. The list moderator is Rodney Stenlake, Esq., Consultant to the Yale Library/Commission on Preservation and Access's Electronic Content Licensing Project. All messages will automatically be sent to Mr. Stenlake for vetting for the list. ____________________ ABOUT THE LIBLICENSE-L FORUM: LIBLICENSE-L is an outgrowth of the Electronic Content Licensing Project, whose URL is: http://www.library.yale.edu/~Llicense/index.shtml LIBLICENSE-L is a moderated list for the discussion of issues related to the licensing of digital information by academic and research libraries. Increasingly, libraries are being inundated with information created in digital format and transmitted and accessed via computers. This list is designed to assist librarians and others concerned with the licensing of information in digital format in dealing with some of the unique challenges faced by this new medium. Information providers (creators, publishers and vendors) who deal with libraries are welcomed as members of liblicense-l. Potential areas of discussion include: * Drafting library and educational license agreements for digital information content * Insuring that license agreements do not inordinately restrict the use of digital information * Reconciling license agreements with the fair use provisions of the U.S.Copyright Act * International agreements relating to the copyright of databases and other digital information in their relationship to content licenses * Modifications of the U.S. Copyright Act as this relates to digital content licenses * Privacy and security issues relating to the use of licensed digital information via license * Interlibrary loans of digital information in the way these relate to library content licenses. We welcome your contributions and discussion.