[Mla-cds] Licensing for your teaching hospital
Tobia, Rajia C
TOBIA at uthscsa.edu
Wed Jul 25 10:15:48 CDT 2007
At the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, we have
a situation similar to that described by Mark. Our main teaching
hospital is a county facility and not owned by the university, although
it is in an adjacent building. One difference is that our teaching
hospital has its own IT department and its own IP range. We do not
license electronic products for use by our teaching hospital staff. We
license for our authorized users which include UTHSCSA faculty, staff,
students, and residents. We include residents as authorized users
because they are affiliated with a UTHSCSA department for educational
purposes. Many of our resources are licensed through consortia that
include academic institutions only and not hospitals. Our licenses
generally cover walk-in library users, so hospital staff can always walk
over to the library and access our full range of resources, but they do
not have remote access or access within the hospital. Residents are
treated as affiliated users and they have remote access.
Hope this helps.
Associate Library Director for Collection Development
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Mail Code 7940
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229--3900
mailto:tobia at uthscsa.edu
From: Judy Rieke [mailto:jrieke at medicine.nodak.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 9:56 AM
To: Mark Funk
Cc: mla-cds at colldev.mlanet.org
Subject: Re: [Mla-cds] Licensing for your teaching hospital
Here at University of North Dakota (UND) we don't have a teaching
hospital but rely completely on community facilities - hospitals and
clinics. We do not allow anyone except UND affiliated (students,
faculty, clinical faculty) users access. We only license for our
building IP range, and our users access resources remotely when they are
outside of our building by going through our proxy server. They do this
almost seamlessly by virtue of "signing in" to our website and using
resources through it. We basically license very few products that do
not allow remote access. We definitely do not allow hospital and staff
of the facilities that we use for teaching to use our resources -- at
least that we know about! Judy Rieke, University of North Dakota
Mark Funk wrote:
I know that for many, if not most, medical schools, the teaching
hospital is part of the same institution, so there should be no
problems in making sure that the hospital gets access to the
resources that the library purchases.
Here at Weill Cornell, our teaching hospital is a separate
institution, although it is physically connected to the medical
school, and in fact shares the IP range that the medical school
They get access to our resources.
I know of none of our licenses that even mention the hospital as
separate entity. Most licenses just mention restriction to
"authorized users" affiliated with the Subscribers' location. We
taken that to mean our hospital people, but not the hospitals
affiliated with our hospital. We have been very cautious with
hospital users, denying them the remote access that our medical
school people get.
We are getting pressure to allow remote access for our hospital
residents. I'm concerned this may be a Pandora's Box full of a
worms. But maybe I'm just too cautious.
Are there any other libraries out there that have a teaching
as a separate institution. How do you interpret licenses? Do you
your hospital people remote access? Please let me know.
I welcome all comments, even if your situation is different.
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