To facilitate the acquisition of Australian content the State Library of New South Wales developed a new licensing model which provides the framework for the acquisition of digital content from publishers and includes terms and conditions which support the core mission of libraries:
The NSW Public Library Agreement for Purchasing Electronic Content is based on the principles of:
- Perpetual access and preservation
- The right to move the content to an alternative platform
- A default 1 copy 1 loan lending model but with the flexibility to negotiate alternative concurrent access provisions
- & The right to modify files for Accessibility purposes (i.e. modification of the files to enable access by vision-impaired clients)
The State Library has successfully used this agreement to acquire digital content for the indyreads™ platform from Australian publishers.
This agreement can be used by any NSW public library service to facilitate the direct acquisition of digital content from local publishers and authors.
To obtain a copy of the agreement please contact NSW.net.