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SERU Recommended Practice (RP-7-2012) 

WHAT IT IS...

  • A NISO Best Practice
  • Articulates standard business practices
  • NO LICENSE is required because Copyright Law governs use (just like it did for print)

HOW TO USE IT...

  • Libraries and Publishers join the SERU Registry
  • They confirm use of SERU
  • They place and fill the order, sometimes the same day, BECAUSE THERE'S NO LICENSE TO NEGOTIATE AND SIGN

WHY YOU SHOULD USE IT...

  • With no license, it's quick and easy to place and manage an e-resource order
  • There's no commitment to use it every time if Library or Publisher prefers a license
  • PATRONS get access FAST! It's efficient and hassle-free