42  ·  Survey Results:  Survey Questions And Responses
Limitations on number of pages that can be printed. ILL restrictions. Availability of MARC records.
Our technical service people have observed that the quality of e-book MARC records is considerably inferior to their
print counterparts.
Over the top DRM is deal breaker. Period. Annual access fees are becoming very problematic not a deal breaker
yet, but have the potential to become one. Ownership is also a big deal for us, as well as licensing directly with the
publisher for content we are purchasing.
Perpetual access (in some cases), printing functionality, access via course reserves, ILL (in some cases).
Perpetual access is important only for titles that do not have a limited shelf life or “expiration date.”
Perpetual access is very important.
Perpetual access may be a deal-breaker in some fields (e.g., literature) but not others (e.g., computer science).
Perpetual access rights are important unless we intentionally plan to drop outdated content. We strongly prefer use of
a trusted third party to archive content. Access for “walk-in” users is a deal-breaker, in line with our land grant status
and mission as a public state university.
Proprietary reader that needs to be loaded on individual computers.
Requirement for users to register allowing licensor to track specific user data; walk in use by unaffiliated not
Restrictions against possible uses of content which we can’t control, prohibitions against walk-in use, no access if we
cancel, requirement to destroy all downloads if we cancel.
Restrictions on fair use.
The annual hosting fees are carefully considered when purchasing content outright.
The most important thing as that any fees be paid at the time of purchase, so that titles can be treated as “fire and
forget” monographic purchases. A fee in a subsequent year triggers all sorts of issues.
The provision of MARC records is becoming the standard and any agreement should include them.
We don’t expect that our licensed books will be available to our entire consortium and would never ask for this, hence
the answer to the top question above, “none.”
We honestly haven’t purchased enough to need a deal breaker. As we buy more, the ILL component is likely to be far
more important as is ability to print.
We need to acquire interlibrary loan, e-reserve, display copy in print, and online perpetual access in our licenses.
We try to assure archival rights and perpetual access rights for our patrons to any materials we lease or purchase. We
try to impress upon the companies that solid backup of archival rights at a trusted depository is very important.
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