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Martyn Jensen - Licensing - the teenage years - muddled, mucky and misunderstood

Martyn Jensen - Licensing - the teenage years - muddled, mucky and misunderstood



From Jibs licensing event April 2014

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    Martyn Jensen - Licensing - the teenage years - muddled, mucky and misunderstood Martyn Jensen - Licensing - the teenage years - muddled, mucky and misunderstood Presentation Transcript

    • www.eduserv.org.uk Licensing – the Teenage Years – Muddled, Mucky and Misunderstood Martyn Jansen, Contracts & Legal Manager JIBS 2nd April 2014
    • IT Solutions UK Access Management Federation Scoped Affiliation Values defined value notes student undergraduate or postgraduate staff uk term for all staff faculty us term to distinguish teaching staff employee other staff/faculty (eg contractor) member comprises all the above affiliate relationship short of full member alum alumnus (graduate) library-walk-in general library privileges
    • Aston University – transforming online information access Issues • 9,500 students • licensed access increasingly complex • more diverse types of users • students and staff spending more time working off campus • the University expanding its international partnerships Results • vastly improved library services to students and staff • user queries and complaints cut by up to 70% • cuts time to access resources to seconds compared to minutes or even not at all • reduces time library staff spend fire fighting minor problems • enables international partnerships, multiple user types are easy to set up and manage
    • Licensing challenges – Other Authorised Users • many different types • insufficient distinction • constant change • lack of consistency • no publisher consensus • attempts to aggregate limited success
    • Licensing possibilities • focus on number of users not type • focus on usage not users  no resell  no sublicensing  use for research or educational purposes only, applies to partners
    • Licensing possibilities • much simpler licence • no definition/categorisation of different user types • similar to commercial software licensing
    • 2 Grant of Licence 2.1 Upon receipt of the Licensee’s purchase order(s) for the Software and Service, the Licensor grants the Licensee a non- exclusive, non-transferrable licence to load, install and use the Software for the Licensee’s own internal business purposes for an open-ended term, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the Licensee hereby accepts such licence. 2.2 This licence is granted for unlimited instances on a single server…
    • Licensing consequences • remove granularity • HE/FE community: payment by user volume • publishers: confident of incremental revenue
    • complex problems require complex solutions thank-you martyn.jansen@eduserv.org.uk