NLA media access has, following feedback from licensees, launched a new licensing option, Extended Access, allowing users to view publisher content for up to one year.
Users with Extended Access will now be permitted to continue to view content for up to 365 days from the day it is published. The new licence will allow access to all NLA content, from over 300 publishers, excluding the Financial Times.
This covers all content from eClips titles, eClips web titles, and scanned titles, equating to 3,600 newspaper and magazine titles and over 2,100 web titles in total.
In simple terms, a licensee who wishes to gain access to their coverage for up to a year will pay an additional 10% fee on top of their current licence.
Users with Extended Access can continue to view content for up to 365 days from the day it is published
We have pulled together a set of FAQs which we hope will answer any questions you may have but please get in touch if would require more information or would like to take out Extended Access.
Frequently Asked Questions
For licensees with a standard MMO service, the maximum amount of time that an NLA article can be accessed
is 28 days for print content or 100 days for web content. All licensees are currently not permitted to create an
archive or library of any NLA content.
Extended Access is an optional extension available to all NLA licensees from September 2018, permitting them
to access NLA licensed content for up to 365 days after the date of publication.
Any licensee, other than a licensee who only takes CWRL, can elect to take Extended Access.
Extended Access is charged at an additional 10% per year on your existing NLA licence fee, excluding the CWRL
element and any indemnity fees.
The fee will be a flat rate % against all ongoing licence fees other than CWRL. So if a licensee pays £10k, the
Extended Access fee will be £1k (10% of £10k). If the licensee pays £10k in total but £2k of that is CWRL, the
Extended Access fee is based against the £8k business licence fee, i.e. £800 (10% of £8k).
All NLA licensed content is covered by Extended Access, excluding the Financial Times.
It covers eClips titles, eClips Web titles and scanned titles.
As this is a licence extension, no additional search capability or access to a wider content set is available.
Licensees will simply be able to access self-sourced or MMO supplied content for up to 365 days.
Only in the way they need to log into their MMO service currently (for licensees with a MMO service).
Licensees taking Extended Access will be able to begin accessing content from the first day of the Extended
Access period. This period will usually be arranged to coincide with your existing licence period (or renewal date).
Content will build up from the first day of the licensee taking Extended Access. For instance, a licensee taking
Extended Access on 1st September, who has had a MMO service for at least the previous 28 days, will be able to
see the previous 29 days on 2nd September; the previous 30 days on 3rd September; the previous 31 days on 4th
September, etc. Eventually a rolling 365 days will be available.
You can add this at any time, and the Extended Access fee and Extended Access period will be pro-rated to
remain in line with your current licence period.
No technical changes will be required from licensees.
All MMOs have the option to support Extended Access in their service if they choose to. If a MMO is not yet ready to support Extended Access, the licensee is permitted to temporarily store the MMO supplied content locally, which the licensee is required to delete if it cancels or does not renew Extended Access.
All self-sourced NLA content can be accessed for 365 days, so long as the licensees
subscribes to Extended Access. Content previously supplied by the old MMO may not be accessible if a licensee moves to a new MMO, since content typically would have been supplied through a MMO portal. The licensee may wish to temporarily store old MMO supplied content locally, and is required to delete locally stored content if it cancels or does not renew Extended Access.
The licensee will be able to renew the extension annually. Assuming the extension is renewed, 365-day rolling
access will continue.
If a licensee cancels Extended Access, access to content by the licensee reverts to a maximum of 28 days (print)/
100 days (web). For instance, if the licensee receives an article the day before it cancels, the licensee will only
have access to that article for 29 days (28 days plus 1 day before cancellation date).
It is possible that we will make Extended Access for longer than 365 days in future, however, at this stage there
are no firm plans.
Although you can pay for Extended Access for both years of your 2-year licence, the articles that you receive in
the first year of the licence will only be available for the first 365 days. Likewise, the articles that you receive in
the second year of the licence will be available for the second 365 days.
Currently on a standard WEUL, the links to NLA publisher content (on our platform eClips Web) remain active
for 100 days, not the 28 days for print content on eClips. Extended Access in this case extends the 100-day limit
up to 365 days.
Yes. The terms will be amended to include wording that permits access to the content for 365 days as a
permitted act. A definition of “Extended Access Period” and “Extended Access Fee” will also be included at the
top of the terms.