[OAI-general] concerns about new OAIster terms/conditions

Peter C. Gorman pgorman at library.wisc.edu
Tue Sep 22 12:37:21 EDT 2009


I see what you mean - we don't have the legal right to grant OCLC 
these permissions, except perhaps for PD or 
institutionally-copyrighted materials. Much of what we host is by 
non-transferrable permission of copyright holders, so we couldn't 
agree to these terms, either - not as currently written.

At 3:02 PM +0200 9/22/09, Hussein Suleman wrote:
>i recently received a request to register one of the IRs/archives i 
>manage with OCLC, as OAIster transitions to OCLC.
>i am concerned that the terms and conditions cover both metadata AND 
>all forms of data ... while OAIster harvested metadata, OCLC appears 
>to want to claim more rights associated with digital objects. i 
>believe this goes against one of the fundamental principles of the 
>OAI-PMH - that we harvest metadata only.
>in most institutional repositories this is a minefield of legal 
>problems, as the majority of commercial publishers only allow users 
>to archive versions in their IRs with specific restrictions, 
>different in each case (see RoMEO).
>we need to be aware that the rules are changing before we simply 
>click on "I agree". personally, until this is resolved "I do not 
>agree" :)
>hussein suleman ~ hussein at cs.uct.ac.za ~ http://www.husseinsspace.com
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