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Beth,
I made my reply based on the company either having created the
materials, so
that they owned the copyright or on having permission to reproduce the
materials.
Dick Montgomery
21st Century Cooperative

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Kilpatrick, Beth A." <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2000 11:56 AM
Subject: Re: Mktg Dept/reprints


> Hi all,
> What about the legal issues involved?  This could only be done after
> obtaining copyright permission from the publishers of the articles. 
Based
> on my experience with publishers (mostly science and legal), most
would
not
> go for this.  And if I understand Chris correctly, they have already
looked
> into electronic licensing and discovered that it's an expensive and
> time-consuming project.  The Copyright Clearance Center has a
Replication
> Licensing Service (RLS), which enables you to republish, reproduce
or
> distribute copyrighted materials in a number of different formats,
including
> electronic. (http://www.copyright.com/Services/RLS.html) Requests are
made
> over the web.
>
> Unfortunately, every time we've used it the response has been "Must
contact
> publisher directly."  (Science publishers) Which means waiting months
for
an
> answer, dealing with multiple contacts and so on.
>
> Beth A. Kilpatrick
> Librarian
> Ligand Pharmaceuticals
> 10275 Science Center Dr.
> San Diego, CA 92121
> (858) 550-4499
> fax(858) 550-7805
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dick Montgomery [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
> Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2000 5:55 PM
> To: [log in to unmask] 
> Subject: Re: Mktg Dept/reprints
>
>
> Chris,
> There is a very simple and cost effective way of dealing with this
problem.
> Publish the materials to the Internet or to your Intranet using
Acrobat
pdf
> files. These can easily be reproduced by a printer on any desired
stock
with
> very good results and used to make a paper or metal plate at
printing
houses
> (Read all about PDF files at www.acrobat.com)
> Dick Montgomery
> 21st Century Cooperative
>
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bednar, Chris" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2000 4:48 PM
> Subject: Mktg Dept/reprints
>
>
> > I wonder if anyone has had to deal with this one:
> >
> > Our corporate marketing department has been expanding.  They
basically
> keep
> > stock of reprints of articles written by or about our employees and
send
> > them to other Bain offices around the world upon request.  Our
staff has
> > also really increased the amount of articles written and
published.
Orders
> > could be for a handful or a boxful.
> >
> > Unfortunately, we're dealing with many different publishers and
article
> > clearing houses.  We've looked into obtaining electronic licensing
and
> > bringing in equipment to replicate the color, glossy articles, but
it's
> > proven too complex and expensive compared to the deals they get
when
> > purchasing a few thousand copies at a time.
> >
> > We've even tried to work with our off-site vendor, but again, with
so
many
> > orders coming at once, that hasn't worked well either.
> >
> > We're all being pressed for space also.
> >
> > Anyone have any ideas?
> >
> > TIA
> >
> > Chris
> >
> > Chris Bednar, CRM
> > North American Records Manager
> > BAIN & COMPANY, INC.
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> >
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