Below is the text of the standard Project MUSE journal collection subscription license for review purposes only. It is made available for institutions to review as part of a decision to subscribe to MUSE journal collections. Unless covered by a blanket consortium license, institutions subscribing to a Project MUSE Journal Collection(s) are required to sign and return our License Agreement.
Libraries must print the license agreement for signature. Please review the instructions below.
If your library does not require a print copy with original signatures:
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A subscription to a Project MUSE collection grants unlimited access to the full text of the Journal titles in that collection for educational, research, and personal use by the faculty, staff, students, alumni, library patrons, and other Authorized Users of the Subscriber' s campus/institutional network. Distance learners, alumni, and other off-campus affiliates may access Project MUSE if their internet access is through the campus network or via a secure proxy server.
Subscribers are expected to make their best feasible efforts to enable access to the Project MUSE Database only to faculty, students, staff, alumni, and walk-in library patrons using the campus' physical library facilities. There are no contractual limits on the number of Authorized Users from one campus at any given time.
Provided that the copyright header attached to the article is retained, Authorized Users at the Subscriber's institution may
Authorized Users at the Subscriber' s institution may not
If the Subscriber becomes aware of unauthorized access to the Project MUSE Database, it will notify JHUP immediately and cooperate in locating and attempting to stop the specific individuals who are abusing the service. If the specific abuser(s) cannot be identified or stopped, JHUP has the right to withhold, suspend, or terminate access to any or all licensed content, without liability.
Unless otherwise noted, Publishers hold the copyright, both as a compilation and as individual articles, on all materials published in Journals in the Project MUSE Database, whether the material is in print or electronic form. All Journal content is subject to "fair use" provisions of U.S. or applicable international copyright laws. A list of Publishers participating in Project MUSE can be found at about.muse.jhu.edu/about/publishers/.
In the event of a dispute between a Publisher and any contributor with respect to the electronic distribution of any article in the Database, JHUP shall have the right to remove such article from the Database, and will do so upon the Publisher's request.
Requests for authorization to distribute copies of articles in this database for use outside of the provisions listed above should be sent to the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC). In preparing your request, please note the name of the copyright holder of the article and follow the CCC instructions for that copyright holder. No permission requests should be sent to Project MUSE.
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC)
27 Congress, 222 Rosewood Drive
Danvers, MA 01923
Or make your request online: www.copyright.com
The Project MUSE file server permits entry by recognizing the authorized IP addresses. Distance learners and alumni who access the internet via campus IP accounts or a secure proxy server may use Project MUSE, but access is not available through independent service providers. Referring URL is also offered as an alternative method for remote access, so long as a secure system is in place, to allow only Authorized Users, as described above, access to Project MUSE via the referring URL. Project MUSE also supports access via Shibboleth authentication.
At the time the order is placed, the Subscriber provides IP addresses for the computers that require access to MUSE content, as well as any relevant details for enabling access via referring URL or Shibboleth.
The Subscriber will make reasonable efforts to create and maintain appropriate security measures to ensure that only Authorized Users can access subscribed content online. The Subscriber also affirms that all IP addresses provided for use of online Journals are controlled by its institution exclusively for internet access by Authorized Users. Valid IP addresses must not include those of publicly accessible proxy or cache servers.
JHUP shall provide the Subscriber with COUNTER-compliant usage data on the articles downloaded, by Journal title, on a monthly basis for private internal use by JHUP and the Subscriber only.
Approximately 90 days after the expiration of an annual subscription term, Project MUSE will provide the Subscriber, upon request, an archival (non-searchable) file on DVD-ROM or other appropriate media as determined by Project MUSE, containing the content of all issues published online during the 12-month subscription term.
Subscribing Members may participate in the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe) system for archiving digitized publications. To benefit from this support, Subscribing Members must install a LOCKSS cache at their institution. (See http://www.lockss.org for further information.) The Subscribing Member may perpetually use the LOCKSS system to archive and restore Journal content, so long as use is otherwise consistent with this Agreement. Journal content may be made available to other LOCKSS system Subscribing Members who indicate a right to the subscribed Journal content.
Project MUSE participates in in PORTICO’s E-Journal Preservation Service for the preservation of journal content on the MUSE platform. (See www.portico.org for further information.)
For access to be enabled, the Subscriber must provide technical and administrative data about its campus or institution via the Project MUSE online subscription form. Upon receipt of a fully completed order form, JHUP will permit the Subscriber access to the selected Project MUSE contents.
At renewal time, usually around September 1, Project MUSE will provide the Subscriber with pricing information for the following year. No later than December 1, JHUP will invoice the Subscriber for renewal. Renewal orders must be paid in full within 60 days of receipt of invoice to ensure the Subscriber' s continued access to online content.
If any provision or provisions of this License shall be held to be invalid, illegal, unenforceable, or in conflict with the law of any jurisdiction, the validity, legality, and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be in any way affected or impaired thereby.
JHUP will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in Project MUSE, in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof, or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing. JHUP does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any content.
If the Subscriber becomes aware of infractions upon this Agreement, it shall report these to Project MUSE immediately. This Agreement may not be assigned and represents the complete understanding as to the subject matter therein.