Fundamental principles

Bibsam Consortium’s fundamental principles

When negotiating with vendors the Bibsam Consortium acts according to a set of basic requirements and licensing principles. The license agreements should permit:

  • Printing and electronically saving parts of the licensed material
  • Scholarly sharing
  • Incorporating parts of the licensed material in Course Packs and on Virtual Learning Environments
  • Document delivery between libraries (Inter Library Loan)
  • Walk-in use
  • Organisations to opt in, but also opt out of multi-year agreements
  • Self-archiving
  • Swedish law as governing law

The Consortium negotiates e-only resources and it is of importance that the vendors provide:

  • Usage statistic on a regular basis
  • Post-termination access
  • Metadata relating to the licensed material

In addition to these fundamental principles, we expect vendors to comply with basic technical requirements and industry standards.

Contact

For more information, please contact Britt-Marie Wideberg, Head of Licensing, Bibsam Consortium.
britt-marie.wideberg@kb.se / +46 10 709 36 60
Senast uppdaterad: 2016-02-25
Innehållsansvar: Britt-Marie Wideberg, e-post: fornamn.efternamn@kb.se

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