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Excerpt: “A recent statement by the International Association of Scientific Technical and Medical Publishers (STM) advocates a set of new guidelines for document delivery ( While intellectual property laws vary from country to country, STM’s approach would radically alter well-established library practices that advance knowledge, support scholarship, and are compliant with current copyright laws. The STM recommendations are in conflict with widely held principles that provide a copyright exception for interlibrary loan (ILL) activities. The regime anticipated by the STM statement would place unfair restrictions on researchers’ access to information.”

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ICOLC Chicago 2010 Conference

“Join us in the heart of Chicago for the 21st International Coalition of Library Consortia–North America meeting, April 18-21, 2010 at the Doubletree Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile. ICOLC is an international organization providing opportunities for consortia administrators to discuss current issues of common interest. The program will kick off with a welcome reception on Sunday evening, April 18. Conference sessions will be held Monday through Wednesday, April 19-21.

Register now! We’re looking forward to seeing you.”

ICOLC 11th Fall Meeting in Paris

icolc parisThe ICOLC 11th Fall Meeting will take place in Paris October 25 – 28, 2009.  ICOLC is the International Coalition of Library Consortia.

The conference will be held at the Maison de la Mutualité.
Your local host is the French consortium Couperin.  The conference is mainly targeted at information professionals with an interest in consortia licensing. ICOLC conferences are not generally open for commercial players in the publishing market. Publishers/vendors will be invited to participate in the grill sections.  To get more information about the International Coalition of Library Consortia, please visit the ICOLC website.  Starting with an evening reception on Sunday, October 25, 2009, meetings take place from Monday, October 26 to Wednesday October 28 morning.

ICOLC — International Consortium Meeting

The ICOLC 09 Planning Group and Sponsors (SOLINETt, WRLC, UVA, and VIVA) announces that registration for the 20th North American ICOLC meeting is open.  As previously announced, the meeting will take place in Charlottesville, Virginia, April 16-18, with the opening reception on Wednesday, April 15.  I’m especially pleased to announce that because of SOLINET’s generous support of the opening reception, we are able to keep the registration fee the lowest it has been in years — only $295 USD.

The web page for the conference is:

Statement on Global Economic Crisis and its Impact on Consortial Licenses


Written on behalf of the many library consortia across the world that participate in the ICOLC, this statement has two purposes. It is intended to help publishers and other content providers from whom we license electronic information resources (hereafter simply referred to as publishers) understand better how the current unique financial crisis affects the worldwide information community. Its second purpose is to suggest a range of approaches that we believe are in the mutual best interest of libraries and the providers of information services.

To see the full statement go to:


January 19, 2009