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Friday, October 20, 2006

New model site license permits OA archiving

The new Model NESLi2 Licence for Journals, updated October 2006, contains a very welcome provision on self-archiving.  (Thanks to Tom George.)

[Term]  The Licensee may:...allow Authorised Users and/or deposit in perpetuity parts of the Licensed Material of which they are the authors on any network including networks open to the public and to communicate to the public such parts via any electronic network, including without limitation the Internet and the World Wide Web, and any other distribution medium now in existence or hereinafter created.

The model license isn't yet in force, but JISC will use it as the basis for negotiating with journal publishers for future site licenses at UK institutions.