[AI] Query about agreements between publishing companies and private users
pranaik at gmail.com
Tue Jun 29 01:17:36 EDT 2010
XRCVC started the work of publishers contact three years ago and since the
Daisy forum of India (DFI) has formed we approach publishers as DFI’s
publisher’s contact initiative and ask for e-text of books for converting
them into accessible DAISY format.
We (DFI) have signed agreements with few publishers including good
mainstream publishers like Oxford, SAGE, Cambridge, etc. The agreement is
clearly mentioning that permission is for converting these books into DAISY
and will be distributed only to the print disabled persons through DFI
member organizations. One of the achievement for XRCVC and DFI was to bring
Bookshare in India and now very actively DFI and Bookshare are contacting
publishers and got good success.
To read more about this visit http://www.daisyindia.org/for_publishers.htm
Also visit http://www.xrcvc.org/print_access.php
Project Manager, XRCVC
On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 12:31 AM, Roopakshi Pathania
<r_akshi_tgk at yahoo.com>wrote:
> I don’t know about the particular agreement you speak of, but I have
> received electronic copies of books from publishers and authors for my
> studies based on the simple and rather obvious understanding that I have
> purchased a hard copy of the said book, and that I won’t distribute copies
> of the same. Some authors gave me the electronic version even without
> demanding a proof of purchase.
> Of course not all publishers were willing to do this.
> The only agreement I know of is the one that publishers make with a
> disability office attached usually to an educational institution. The person
> in charge of this arrangement is suppose to provide a copy of the book to
> the student(s)
> As far as I know this isn’t very common in India or many other countries.
> Perhaps XRCVC from Mumbai may be doing something in this regard.
> --- On Mon, 6/28/10, L I <larkascending at hotmail.de> wrote:
> > From: L I <larkascending at hotmail.de>
> > Subject: [AI] Query about agreements between publishing companies and
> private users
> > To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
> > Date: Monday, June 28, 2010, 7:55 PM
> > Dear AI-members,
> > At the website
> > http://www.inclusiveplanet.com/en/channelpost/600354
> > I made a query and I would love to see you participating.
> > The content of the query is given below. You can also
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> > and who might take interest in it, too.
> > Thank you for your attention,
> > Best wishes,
> > Lilya I
> > Beside the possibility to get accessible books from
> > institutions like libraries and schools for the blind some
> > publishing companies are offering the option
> > to provide blind or partially sighted students with
> > electronic books as long an agreement between the concerned
> > company and private user is being signed
> > up. I would like to know what experiences you made with
> > these publishing companies, what basic conditions you had to
> > accept and fulfil and which documents
> > were required from you. If you don’t want to make the
> > company’s names public you can write to me in a message or
> > just give a general report here. The results
> > of the query will be used for a paper about accessible
> > books for blind and partially sighted students and
> > researchers.
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