LicensingModels Updated and Extended

by | Oct 27, 2009 | 0 comments

The suite of model licenses on has been updated and new model licenses added.  The site was originally created in 1999, and updated in 2001.  It has now been reviewed, updated and extended.
There are now six up-to-date model licenses: for single academic institutions, academic consortia, public libraries, and corporate/special libraries, and for the purchase of e-books and archives, together with a simple license for 30 or 60 day trials.
The original licenses were created by consultation with publishers, librarians and subscription agents.  This review and update has been completed in consultation with Trisha Davis, Associate Professor & Head of Serial Electronic Resources and Rights Management at the Ohio State University Libraries, an acknowledged expert on licensing. 
New features include new usage rights.  “Users have learned new techniques as technology has developed.  They now work in remote groups (the ‘collaboratory’) and use information gathering processes such as text mining.  Universities want to incorporate content into virtual learning environments/course management systems,” said John Cox, of John Cox Associates Ltd, publishing consultant and author of these licenses.   “We all want licenses that keep up to date with new ways of using information in teaching and research.  They are freely available for download and use.”
They are hosted on a new website and can be found at or

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