The “Good Terms” Project

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​OCLC/RLG Programs asked Intelligent Television to study public-private partnerships for mass digitization and develop recommendations for libraries, museums, and archives, and their commercial partners. The “Good Terms” project examined in detail publicly-available agreements concerning the digitization of American cultural heritage materials in all media, including video. These recommendations are now available as: “Good Terms—Improving Commercial-Noncommercial Partnerships for Mass Digitization; A Report Prepared by Intelligent Television for RLG Programs, OCLC Programs and Research.” D-Lib Magazine, 13,11/12 (November/December), online at

Our objective was also to develop a rich resource of publicly available agreements and commentary and also useful model terms for future agreements. This resource is now available online at:

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