library agreement


This click-through agreement (the "Agreement") contains the terms and conditions applicable to library use of the CrossRef system. Please read it carefully.

TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR LIBRARY USE OF THE CROSSREF SERVICE AND MATERIALS

1. Manner of Use.

a. The Library may retrieve DOIs and metadata by batch or one at a time. The Library may use retrieved DOIs and metadata to make persistent links to full-text works online, to make link resolvers function better and clean up its own indices, abstracts and record locators, the Library may cache the DOIs and metadata and incorporate DOIs and metadata into their content and library systems. The Library may use the DOIs and metadata for scholarly, research, educational, personal or non-commercial purposes.

b. Any other use of metadata is prohibited. The Library may not, and may not permit others to, redistribute, copy, print, archive, backup, reserve or loan any of the metadata (except incidentally where DOIs and metadata have been incorporated into the Library's content and/or systems.)

c. The Library may not charge fees for access to the CrossRef system or retrieval of DOIs and metadata. Likewise, the Library may not re-license or sell the DOIs and metadata or access to the service, including but not limited to bulk reproduction or distribution of the DOIs and metadata.

2. Use in Conjunction with Local Link Resolvers/Servers (OpenURL servers)

a. The Library may submit a DOI to the CrossRef system and receive certain metadata (including author, title, volume number and other metadata fields designated within CrossRef's discretion) identifying the works corresponding to the submitted DOIs. CrossRef will provide technical specifications, which may change from time to time, for submission and receipt of the above information. In consideration of the metadata lookup services, and as part of the Agreement, the Library also agrees as follows:

i. Copyright Protection. The Library agrees not to use any localized linking system to serve links that infringe copyright in the work(s) of the CrossRef member(s) or any existing contract it may have with the CrossRef member(s). Furthermore, the Library agrees not to use any localized linking system to serve DOI-enabled links that it is aware facilitate a third-party infringement of copyright in the work(s) of the CrossRef member(s). Similarly, without limiting the foregoing, the Library agrees not to use any localized linking system to serve links to any document delivery service that it is aware of as supplying documents in violation of any royalty payment obligations to the CrossRef member(s). A "localized linking system" includes any software or other technology that offers end users different options for linking to versions of, or information about, targeted works.

ii. Publisher Links. When using CrossRef provided metadata the Library shall use its commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that on the local link resolver system screen where users are presented with linking options to targeted material, a link using the DOI for the target content ("Publisher Link") shall appear: (i) among the first three link options, and (ii) no less prominently than the most prominent link (considering formatting such as highlights, font size, etc.) Furthermore, the Publisher Link shall resolve without any interstitial or triggering pop-up screens or other interruptions in resolution.

3. Access to Full-Text Works. Access to full-text or other copyrightable works described or identified by the DOIs and metadata ("targeted works") is pursuant to any agreement(s) between the Library and the corresponding publisher(s), and not granted by CrossRef under this Agreement.

4. Term, Termination and Renewal. The initial term of this Agreement is twelve (12) months. Either party may terminate the Agreement for any reason upon thirty (30) days written notice to the other. This Agreement will automatically renew for subsequent twelve (12) month terms unless terminated. The Business Contact designated by the Library will be emailed any revisions to this Agreement and may terminate the Agreement if revisions are not acceptable to The Library.

5. Permissive Use of CrossRef Trademarks. CrossRef grants the Library the nonexclusive and revocable right to use the name and trademark "CrossRef" during the term of the Agreement in conjunction with activities described by the Agreement. The Library's use of the mark shall be subject to CrossRef's reasonable ongoing approval over its form, associated content and presentation. For avoidance of doubt, this license to use the mark does not extend to any the Library's customers, partners, affiliates or other entities, including authorized users, and may not be used constructively by the Library in association therewith without the prior written consent of CrossRef.

6. Limitations and Disclaimers. TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, CROSSREF SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES (DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA, REVENUE, GOODWILL OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION), EVEN IF THE LIBRARY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE CROSSREF SYSTEM. FURTHER, CROSSREF MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY DOIS, METADATA OR TARGETED MATERIALS, INCLUDING FOR INFRINGEMENT OF ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS INCLUDING COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK, PATENT OR TRADE SECRETS. FINALLY, THE DOIS AND METADATA AND ACCESS TO THE SYSTEM ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, AND CROSSREF DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS OR REPRESENTATIONS (EXPRESS, IMPLIED, ORAL OR WRITTEN), RELATING TO THE DOIS AND METADATA, THE CROSSREF SYSTEM, OR ANY PARTS THEREOF.

7. Waiver. The parties agree that no delay or omission by either party to exercise any right or power hereunder shall impair such right or power or be construed to be a waiver thereof.

8. Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement of the parties regarding its subject matter and supersedes any prior communications.


Schedule A - Library Designation of Representatives:

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Business Contact. The Library shall be represented by the following individual for purposes of providing guidance and direction in daily operational matters and for general coordination ("Business Contact"): Technical Contact. The Library shall be represented by the following individual for purposes of providing technical coordination with CrossRef Operations and for general technical matters and information ("Technical Contact"):
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