EBSCONET Introduces New License Details Feature

Mar 04, 2008

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has recently broadened the offerings of EBSCONET, the Company's e-service platform, to provide detailed information about publisher license agreements. Eliminating the need to navigate numerous publisher sites to locate license data as well as the need to develop and manage desktop spreadsheets and databases, the new license details feature is intended to provide instant answers to commonly asked questions as well as dozens more not so common. For example, librarians can now obtain information regarding publishers' policies on perpetual access and learn whether they can access a journal via their library's proxy server. While following the E-Resource Management Initiative (ERMI) guidelines in collecting license data, EBSCO has identified, with significant input from customers, a manageable list of 50 key data elements to display on EBSCONET. As a result, librarians can view a standardized version of the terms and conditions of use in various publisher license agreements and link directly to the agreements themselves.