30 · Survey Results: Survey Questions And Responses
9. Does the consortium use any standard licensing terms or model licenses for e-resources? N=72
Yes 60 83%
No 12 17%
10. Does the consortium use the NISO Shared E-Resource Understanding (SERU) for any e-resources?
Yes 15 22%
No 53 78%
Answered Yes
In some cases.
NISO SERU used when provider will accept it.
TRLN (Triangle Research Libraries Network) uses SERU, but do not know about others.
Unsure of extent of application by consortium.
We have registered for SERU but it is only minimally used for consortial licenses at present.
Whenever possible, the library encourages publishers to use SERU in lieu of a formal license/contract. This approach has
been most successful with new and small publishers and, to a lesser extent, publishers from the developing world.
Answered No
Consortium has signed on as willing to use SERU but has not yet had occasion to do so.
Most use their own standard licensing based on SERU model.
No examples of any of our consortia using SERU but if the need arose, I imagine SERU would be acceptable.
Not aware of the use so answering no.
Only a very few publishers are currently using SERU. Of all the materials that we license, there is only one vendor using a
SERU license. SERU is from our standpoint little more than a nice idea at this point.
Our library uses SERU when possible (still few cases), but the consortium we work with do not.
The AULC (Arizona University Libraries Consortium) uses standard “Arizona provisions” required by statute.
UCB, UCI, UCSD, UCSF, UCSB, CDL all belong to the registry.
We have used NISO a few times locally, however.
You refer to “the consortium.” We use these understandings and licenses but are not aware of the consortium using
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