SERU: Statement of Common Understandings for Acquiring Electronic Resources (Academic)
   
 
License status: Template
License Start Date: 00000000
License End Date: 00000000
Place Of Copyright Law: United States (US)
Note: This ONIX-PL expression is intended to represent a reasonable interpretation of a SERU statement based on NISO RP-7-2012, where the acquiring body is an academic or educational institution. It does not claim to 'express' SERU, nor could it do so, since SERU has many possible and equally valid interpretations. However, in circumstances where an institution is using ONIX-PL license expressions as part of its ERM processes, and also acquires electronic resources under SERU, the present expression may serve as a template from which an expression suitable to local policies can be derived.
   
 
License Document(s)
 
License Main Terms:
SERU 2012 for academic libraries
URL: www.niso.org/publications/rp/RP-7-2012_SERU.pdf
Note: Although SERU is not a license as a legal document, the combination of a SERU statement with other details specified and agreed separately can be regarded as constituting a license in the sense of a grant of permission for an acquiring institution to use acquired resources. ONIX-PL uses language ('licensor', 'licensee', etc) which reflects this meaning of 'license'; and in any context where ONIX-PL expressions of conventional licenses are used alongside expressions of SERU-based agreements it would be confusing if the language of the SERU-based expressions was different.
   
 
License Schedule:
A schedule added to the SERU statement to identify the provider, the acquiring institution, the acquired resources with their start and end dates, and any other items of information which are needed for a particular SERU-based agreement. In practice this additional information may come from other types of document, such as a purchase order or a letter of agreement; but for convenience it is treated here as having been grouped within a single schedule.
   
 
Licensor:
   
 
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Licensee:
   
 
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Licensed Content:
   
 
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Authorized Users:
   
 
Licensee Student
Licensee Faculty
Licensee Researcher
Licensee Non Faculty Staff
Licensee Contractor Staff
Library User Unaffiliated
Interpretation: Authorized Users are here defined in accordance with the user definitions listed in SERU as 'generally accepted'.
 
What you may do:
   
 
As AcquiringInstitution
   
 
Access AcquiredContent from Licensee Premises or Remote Location
Interpretation: This usage term permits the acquiring institution and its authorized users to access acquired content both from the acquiring institution's premises and from remote locations.
Include Link To Licensed Content in Digital Instructional Material
Interpretation: SERU suggests that 'linking to the content of the provider’s site for use in courses is also acceptable'. Here, this is interpreted as permitting links to acquired content to be included in digital instructional material.
Supply Copy of Licensed Content Part Printed by Post or Fax or Secure Electronic Transmission to Third Party Library
Interpretation: SERU refers to interlibrary loan as an 'accepted use'. Here, this is interpreted as the supply of a paper copy by post, fax, or secure electronic transmission.
 
As Authorized User
   
 
Access AcquiredContent from Licensee Premises or Remote Location
Interpretation: This usage term permits the acquiring institution and its authorized users to access acquired content both from the acquiring institution's premises and from remote locations.
Print Copy of Licensed Content Part for Personal Use or Academic Use
Interpretation: SERU makes no reference to the right to make printed copies. The ONIX expression interprets the making of printed copies for scholarship, private study or personal use as permitted.
Make Digital Copy of Licensed Content Part for Personal Use or Academic Use
Interpretation: SERU makes no reference to the right to make digital copies. The ONIX expression interprets the making of digital copies for scholarship, private study or personal use as permitted.
Include Link To Licensed Content in Digital Instructional Material
Interpretation: SERU suggests that 'linking to the content of the provider’s site for use in courses is also acceptable'. Here, this is interpreted as permitting links to acquired content to be included in digital instructional material.
Supply Copy of Licensed Content Part to Third Party Person for Academic Use
Interpretation: SERU refers to sharing for purposes of scholarship as an 'accepted use'. Here, this is interpreted as the supply of a copy (paper or digital) to a third party for academic use.
 
As Walk In User
   
 
Access AcquiredContent from Licensee Premises
Interpretation: This usage term permits walk-in users to access acquired content from the acquiring institution's premises only.
Print Copy of Licensed Content Part for Personal Use or Academic Use
Interpretation: SERU makes no reference to the right to make printed copies. The ONIX expression interprets the making of printed copies for scholarship, private study or personal use as permitted.
Make Digital Copy of Licensed Content Part for Personal Use or Academic Use
Interpretation: SERU makes no reference to the right to make digital copies. The ONIX expression interprets the making of digital copies for scholarship, private study or personal use as permitted.
Supply Copy of Licensed Content Part to Third Party Person for Academic Use
Interpretation: SERU refers to sharing for purposes of scholarship as an 'accepted use'. Here, this is interpreted as the supply of a copy (paper or digital) to a third party for academic use.
 
What you may not do:
   
 
As AcquiringInstitution
   
 
Sell AcquiredContent
Systematically Copy AcquiredContent
Interpretation: 'Systematic redistribution' is here interpreted as including systematic copying.
Make Available AcquiredContent to Third Party (Except As Permitted)
Interpretation: 'Systematic redistribution' is here interpreted as including making material available to third parties in any way not stated as permitted.
 
As Authorized User
   
 
Sell AcquiredContent
Systematically Copy AcquiredContent
Interpretation: 'Systematic redistribution' is here interpreted as including systematic copying.
Make Available AcquiredContent to Third Party (Except As Permitted)
Interpretation: 'Systematic redistribution' is here interpreted as including making material available to third parties in any way not stated as permitted.
 
Supply-related terms:
   
 
 
Completeness Of Content
 
Service Performance
 
Compliance With Standards And Best Practices
 
Continuing access terms:
   
 
 
Continuing Access
 
Payment terms:
   
 
 
Payment Conditions
 
Other license terms and conditions:
   
 
 
Licensor Intellectual Property Warranty
 
Statutory Rights Affirmation
 
Applicable Copyright Law
 
Prevention Of Misuse
 
Notification Of Terms To Authorized Users
 
Notification Of Misuse
 
Action Against Misuse
 
Confidentiality Of User Data