Re: Institutional versus personal subscriptions Pennington, Buddy D. 31 May 2006 19:10 UTC
I believe it is perfectly fine under the first sale doctrine. It would be like someone purchasing a book and then immediately donating that book to the library. Like Lee Ann, we also have some titles where faculty donate their issues to the library. And we also have problems such as getting the issues in a timely manner and not getting all the issues. Therefore, we have internally coded these titles as personal gift titles and we have a public note that indicates that since these are personally donated, we typically get them later than usual and that we often do not get all the issues for a particular volume. So, to make a long story short, the physicians are within their rights to donate these to your library and you can use them. However, there is usually a downgrade in the service you'll be providing your users (getting the issues later than subscribing libraries or not getting all the issues). Buddy Pennington Serial Acquisitions Librarian UMKC - University Libraries 800 E. 51st Street Kansas City, MO 64110 816-235-1548 816-333-5584 (fax) email@example.com UMKC University Libraries: Connecting Learners to the World of Knowledge www.umkc.edu/lib -----Original Message----- From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Howlett, Lee Ann Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 1:34 PM To: SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Institutional versus personal subscriptions We've had various physicians do this for us over the years by subscribing and then immediately giving us the issue when it arrives. Unfortunately, it never seemed to work out. We never managed to obtain all of the issues for a volume from anyone. People mean well when they offer to do this but, in my experience, something always happens where they either forget to send an issue on or they wanted to keep just 'that one'. Sincerely, Lee Ann Howlett _________________________________ Lee Ann Howlett, MA Head, Serials, Dept. Shimberg Health Sciences Library University of South Florida 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC 31 Tampa, FL 33612 (813) 974-9080 (813) 974-7032 (fax) Email: LHOWLETT@HEALTH.USF.EDU -----Original Message----- From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Bluhm-Stieber, Hella Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 12:27 PM To: SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: [SERIALST] Institutional versus personal subscriptions 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.