This Code of Conduct sets out the service levels Publishers can expect of the Publishers Licensing Society (PLS) in acting on their behalf in administering voluntary collective licensing of their published material.
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Date: Wednesday 7th May 2014
Following a successful technical trial, the Access to Research initiative officially launched as a two year pilot on Monday 3rd February.
Findings impact future distribution of research funding
Sarah Faulder and Shinwha Cha from PLS have written a piece for the ALPSP Learned Publishing journal, looking at developments in the Access To Research two year pilot, which launched in February 2014.
The article, published in April 2014, describes the setting up of the project and the fi ndings from a three-month technical pilot. It then looks into how PLS are addressing the challenge of understanding how the public will make use of the system, and exploring how best to provide training and education for librarians and users.
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Responses to the following consultations: the benefits of Collective Licensing; Copyright Works: seeking the lost; and the Independent Code Review