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Message from v.lang@hvcc.edu

Hello, We have several subject specific LibGuides available for our students and to the public on this website: http://hvcc.libguides.com/index.php Of concern is whether articles from research databases that we have licenses to are copyright compliant. My thinking is that they are not. Has anyone any advice on this? For example, see http://hvcc.libguides.com/content.php?pid=52778&sid=2325577 and http://hvcc.libguides.com/content.php?pid=74779&sid=2328128 . We will surely take them down immediately if this is a violation. Should I contact EBSCO, the copyright holder, to inquire? Many thanks. -- Valerie Lang Waldin “I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man." -Gandhi ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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Access to electronic resources and e-journal content is most often controlled by IP authentication. If someone from off-campus tries to access a resource, their IP address won't be recognized and they won't be able to get access. Most license agreements are "okay" with on-campus (walk-ins) access to resources, whether someone is affiliated with the institution or not. This approach, however, is problematic for the authorized user (student, faculty, staff) who wants to access the resource from off campus. One sure way to stay in compliance with electronic resource and/or e-journal license agreements and also provide the off-campus access to authenticated users is to build in the authentication piece whenever providing links to licensed content. We use EZproxy at Baylor University and would preface any link to full text (or to databases) with the EZproxy URL, which would force authentication for users who are off campus; those unable to authenticate wouldn't get access. With the 2 URLs you provided, I noticed that in the first one, there didn't seem to be any authentication, and in fact I was able to get access to the full text, perhaps because we have access to EBSCOhost databases at Baylor. The second example seemed to be using Shibboleth for authentication -- at least for a couple of the links, and I was unable to get past that authentication. Most librarians/libraries are very cognizant of license agreements for electronic resources and work diligently to avoid violating them. --brp Billie Peterson-Lugo Director Resources and Collection Management Baylor University Electronic Library One Bear Place #97148 Waco, TX 76798-7148 Billie_Peterson@baylor.edu Voice: 254.710.2344 FAX: 254.710.3116
Message from ldg@skidmore.edu

> I noticed that in the first one, there didn't seem to be any authentication, and in fact I was able to get access to the full text, perhaps because we have access to EBSCOhost databases at Baylor. I can confirm that this link requires authentication (I don't have EBSCO access.) ********** Visit the EDUCAUSE Policy website at http://www.educause.edu/policy.