What type of content is covered by licensing agreements?
To enable ZB MED to make digital content available to its users, publishers and authors grant the library a right of use. Licensing agreements specify what ZB MED and its customers are allowed to do with the content.
Some questions crop up in almost all licensing agreements. For example: Is it permitted to open an e-book on multiple devices at the same time? Is it permitted to download the chapter of a book to a USB flash drive? Are print-outs required to have a watermark? Can ZB MED make a journal issue from a previous year available even if it has not renewed its subscription?
The rights to be granted to ZB MED are clarified in discussions with the publisher as part of the license negotiations.