Partagez les termes des licences

Le conseil d’administration de l’Association of Research Libraries a voté une résolution incitant ses membres à ne pas signer des entented ou des licences d’accès à de la documentation qui contiennent des clauses de confidentialité des termes dudit contrat. Selon le site de ce groupe de bibliothèques universitaires,

The Board adopted this position at the ARL Membership Meeting in Houston, Texas, on May 22. The resolution was prepared in response to the concerns of membership that, as the amount of licensed content has increased, especially through packages of publications, nondisclosure or confidentiality clauses have had a negative impact on effective negotiations. The Scholarly Communication Steering Committee took the position that an open market will result in better licensing terms. In their discussions, the committee also noted the value of encouraging research projects and other efforts to gather information about the current market and licensing terms, such as an initiative being undertaken by Ted Bergstrom, University of California, Santa Barbara, Paul Courant, University of Michigan, and Preston McAfee, Cal Tech, to acquire information on bundled site-license contracts. A panel session on collaboration held later in the Membership Meeting included informal polls of members and the results indicated high levels of agreement and a positive commitment for making this information public when possible.

Ce contenu a été mis à jour le 2009-07-13 à 12 h 28 min.