January 23, 2022

ARL Signs Agreement With LYRASIS Who Will Negotiate For Online Content on Behalf of Interested ARL Members

From ARL; On November 18, 2011, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and LYRASIS signed an agreement designating LYRASIS as an agent to negotiate licenses for online content on behalf of interested ARL member libraries. This is the culmination of an effort that began in 2010 to identify a strategy for ARL to influence the […]

In Development "National Fine Print Repository to be a CliffsNotes for contracts"

From a Column in the LA Times by David Lazarus: The database, to be unveiled in the coming months by Internet entrepreneur David Hirsch, will provide a resource for people to get clear explanations of all that legal gobbledygook loaded in contracts for cellphones, credit cards and other products or services. [Clip] Think of the […]

Reference: Canada: Gazette Launches Montreal Contracts Database

From the Montreal Gazette: The city of Montreal contracts $1.5 billion in goods and services a year, so the public should be able to track where all that money goes. That’s what we here at The Gazette believe, so we built an online database of municipal contracts to provide the public with a gateway to […]

Full Text of the British Library's Digitization Contract With Google + Links to Other Google Digi Agreements

Via Dr. David Weinberger’s Joho the Blog: Thanks to the persistence of Javier Ruiz of the British Open Rights Group, you can now read [pdf] the contract between the British Library and Google Books. Google has shrouded its book digitization contracts in non-disclosures wrapped in lead sheathing that is then buried in collapsed portions of […]