Institutional versus personal subscriptions Bluhm-Stieber, Hella 31 May 2006 16:27 UTC
Hello all, We are facing severe budget cuts and need to cancel half of our journal subscriptions. The suggestion was made to ask for donations from physicians who subscribe to certain journals the library needs. We are concerned about the legal implications of this. We explained to our management that we think that this is against copyright law. One problem is that the doctors can pay for subscriptions through their educational fund, but cannot donate money from it. We think that the donors would have to pay for an institutional copy in order that we can use it in the library. I would be grateful for any suggestions or documentation why this is o.k. or not o.k. Thank you very much, Hella Bluhm-Stieber Hella Bluhm-Stieber, MLIS, AHIP Medical Librarian Milton J. Chatton Medical Library Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System 751 S. Bascom Ave. San Jose, CA 95128 (408) 885-5654 Fax (408) 885-5655 NOTICE: This email message and/or its attachments may contain information that is confidential or restricted. It is intended only for the individuals named as recipients in the message. If you are NOT an authorized recipient, you are prohibited from using, delivering, distributing, printing, copying, or disclosing the message or content to others and must delete the message from your computer. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender by return email.