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ILL

Summary: yes
Relevant License Text:

JOURNALS (Subscription)

Appendix A

  • 2(e) Permitted...to provide facsimile images that are exact representations of the print journal pages or of printouts from the electronic database for interlibrary loan under CONTU (National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyright Works (http://www.cni.org/docs/infopols/CONTU.html) guidelines and distributed in paper, fax, or digital form.

EBOOKS (Purchased)

Appendix B

  • 2(e) Permitted ... to provide, for the purposes of interlibrary loan facsimile images that are exact representations of the print journal pages or of printouts from the electronic database for interlibrary loan under CONTU (National Commission on New 12 of 17 Technological Uses of Copyright Works) (http://www.cni.org/docs/infopols/CONTU.html) guidelines and distributed in paper, fax, or digital form.

Ereserves

Summary: yes
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JOURNALS (Subscription)

Appendix A

  • 2(c) Permitted ... to distribute a copy of individual journal articles in print or electronic form to Authorized Users, including the distribution of a copy for noncommercial educational purposes, to each individual student (Authorized User) in a class at a Participating Member’s institution.

     

  • 2(d) Permitted ... to use a persistent URL, or durable URL, to a journal article for courses of instruction offered by the Participating Member, where access is restricted to students enrolled in the course, to instructors, and to library staff maintaining the link, and such access is limited to the duration of the course. Each item should carry an appropriate acknowledgment of the source, copyright, and publisher, and the links to such items shall be deleted by the Participating Members when they are no longer required for such purpose.
  • 2(h) Permitted ... to provide links to MUSE full text content in course pages, e-syllabi, e-reserves, and electronic learning environments such as but not restricted to systems such as Blackboard.
  • However, see also Appendix A, 3(b) Not Permitted ... to transmit the digital source code, whether plain ASCII or tagged, or use journal articles from Project MUSE in course packs offered for sale.

EBOOKS (Purchased)

Appendix B

  • 2(c) Permitted ... to distribute a copy of individual ebook chapters in print or electronic form to Authorized Users, including the distribution of a copy for noncommercial educational purposes, to each individual student (Authorized User) in a class at a Participating Member’s institution.

     

  • 2(d) Permitted ... to use a persistent URL, or durable URL, to an ebook chapter for courses of instruction offered by the Participating Member, where access is restricted to students enrolled in the course, to instructors, and to library staff maintaining the link, and such access is limited to the duration of the course. Each item should carry an appropriate acknowledgment of the source, copyright, and publisher, and the links to such items shall be deleted by the Participating Members when they are no longer required for such purpose.

     

  • 2(h) Permitted ... to display, download or print purchased ebooks for the purpose of internal marketing or testing or for training Authorized Users or groups of Authorized Users.

     

  • However, see also 3(b) Not Permitted ... to transmit the digital source code, whether plain ASCII or tagged, and use contents from Project MUSE in course packs.

Archival Access

Summary: yes
Relevant License Text:

JOURNALS (Subscription)

Appendix A

  • Section B. Archiving and Preservation. Providing that full payment of the annual subscription fee is made, per Clause VI.D, Project MUSE will provide the Participating Member, upon request, an archival (nonsearchable) file on DVD-ROM or other appropriate media as determined by Project MUSE, containing the content of all issues published online during the 12-month subscription term. The annual archive will be available approximately 90 days after the expiration of each subscription term. The content of the annual archive may also be made available for download/retrieval via other means as mutually agreed upon by the Participating Member and Project MUSE.

     

  • Participating Members may participate in the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe) system for archiving digitized publications. To benefit from this support, Participating Members must install a LOCKSS cache at their institution. (See http://www.lockss.org for further information.) The Participating Member may perpetually use the LOCKSS system to archive and restore journal content, so long as use is otherwise consistent with this Agreement. Journal content may be made available to other LOCKSS system Participating Members who indicate a right to the subscribed journal content.

EBOOKS (Purchased)

Appendix B

  • Section C. Perpetual Access and Archiving. Providing that full payment of the total purchase price is made, per Clause VI.D, a Participating Member retains the right to perpetual access to the digital version of the purchased ebooks on the Project MUSE server. So long as the Participating Member has purchased access to a UPCC Book Collection on MUSE within the previous 24 month period, or maintains an active subscription to a Project MUSE Journal Collection(s), perpetual access to previously purchased ebooks will be made available on the Project MUSE server at no charge. Should a Participating Member be neither an active subscriber to a Project MUSE Journal Collection, nor have purchased any further UPCC Book Collections on MUSE in the previous 24 month period, JHUP reserves the right to charge a reasonable annual fee to that Participating Member to recover the costs for providing continuing access and customer support on the Project MUSE platform.

     

  • Participating Members may participate in the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe) system for archiving digitized publications. To benefit from this support, the Participating Member must install a LOCKSS cache at its institution. (See http://www.lockss.org for further information.) Participating Members may perpetually use the LOCKSS system to archive and restore ebook content, so long as use is otherwise consistent with this Agreement. eBook content may be made available to other LOCKSS system Participating Members who indicate a right to the purchased ebook content.
Notes: 

The Project MUSE license agreement applies to journal subscriptions, ebooks purchases and ebook subscriptions, as per Appendix A (Journals), Appendix B (Purchased eBooks), and Appendix C (Subscription eBooks).

This is a Consortia Canada license negotiated on behalf of member libraries by The Alberta Library (TAL).

Clarification on PDF versus link in ereserves: from Project Muse May 2017:  We request that links be used in course systems rather than full text, because usage statistics are an imporant part of both our publisher royalty model and our library pricing model. Library pricing placement relies in part on historical usage, so if we cannot see all of an institution’s usage on our servers they may be improperly placed, More importantly, journal publishers are paid royalty from MUSE based in large part on the usage of their content, so it is very important that we be able to log usage of that content on our servers so that we may fairly and appropriately compensate publishers for their content’s use. Use of content for course readings is particularly important to publishers so we strongly request that students be directed to link to the content our servers where we can record the usage.

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