JISC/Publishers Association Working Party Papers and
This section will contain various reports and papers from the work that
has been ongoing between the JISC and the PA (Publishers Association).
- Charging Mechanism for Digitised Texts
Second Supporting Study for the JISC/PA [working party]
- This study, a follow up to the Copyright clearance and
digitisation in UK Higher Education and submitted in October
1997, considers some of the background issues and examines each of the
pricing models in turn, considering the pros and cons of each model. It
concludes with recommendations for the preferred models, and the
circumstances when the preferred model is most appropriate. In
particular, it looks at the preferred model for: textbooks and textbook
chapters; for reference books and research monographs; and for journal
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- Copyright clearance and digitisation in UK Higher Education:
Supporting Study for the JISC/PA Clearance Mechanisms Working Party
- This study was undertaken to consider the issues relating to the
clearance of rights by HEIs for the digitisation of materials originally
published in print. The study was proposed by the members of the Joint
Information Systems Committee (JISC) and the Publishers Association
Working Party on Clearance Mechanisms, chaired by Dominic Knight of
Macmillan Publishers and was commissioned by JISC in February 1997.
The first part of the study focuses on issues drawn from discussions
with representatives of a number of experimental projects at UK HEIs
(primarily but not exclusively under the eLib Programme) and publishers.
The study draws attention to the two different modes of what is broadly
called "digitisation". Careful distinction needs to be drawn
between "electrocopying" and "digitisation", because
of the fundamental differences in terms of utility, cost of production
and (from the point of view of the rights owners) risk. Despite this,
few of the libraries' projects specified to publishers the format in
which they were proposing to store digital copies.
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- Report of the Joint Information Systems Committee &
Publishers Association Working Party On Fair Dealing in an Electronic
Environment (Final Report: mounted 11-Nov-98)
- As the Working Party was provided with a somewhat open-ended brief by
its parent organisations, the members initially considered the issues
that could feasibly be discussed in reasonable depth over its envisaged
lifespan, and agreed on the following terms of reference for the discussions:
- that the main aim of the Working Party at this stage was to
identify any possible areas of agreement between representatives of
JISC and the PA, on a practical definition of fair dealing of
materials in electronic form, and, if possible, the necessary
mechanisms that might be used to provide a workable monitoring system.
- that the scope of the discussion would be the dealing in
materials in electronic form, by private individuals (staff and
students) and librarians, in the HE sector. Such dealing would
include both material that might be transferred from paper to
digital media, and material available solely on digital media. It
would not include photocopying, or forms of technology equivalent to
it (laser scanner-printers). It was also decided that to simplify
the discussions, that only text materials would be discussed. Thus,
digitised pictures, including pictures of documents obtained by
scanning, were excluded from the scope of the discussion.
- that the scope of the discussion would be fair dealing for the
purposes of research and private study. Fair dealing for the
purposes of criticism or review, or for reporting current events,
was not covered in the discussion.
- that protracted discussion of the potential for fair dealing in
abstracts was not a viable option at this stage, as the situation
with regard to the relevant sections of the CDPA 1988 remained
- that the issue of study packs had implications for fair dealing,
but would be better dealt with in detail by another of the JISC/PA
A summary of the fairdealing guidelines uploaded on 21 January 1999 is available in
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- Joint Information Systems Committee & Publishers Association
Working Party 'Model Licence' Between UK Universities and Publishers
- The 'Standard Licensing Arrangements' working party was asked by the
JISC and the Publishers Association to explore options for developing "umbrella"
licence models which individual publishers could employ. These generic
tools were intended to cover different products and different types of
use and would set out the more routine conditions of use, but leave a
limited number of commercial issues (e.g. price per access, territory)
to be added by different suppliers. This is the final version of the
'Model License', mounted on the 21st of January 1999.
The Model License in [MS Word]
and [HTML] formats.