NLA media access has, following feedback from licensees, launched a new licensing option as an alternative to our current Extended Access option. Whilst Extended Access allows users to view publisher content for up to 365 days, Indefinite Access has no time limit to how long content can be accessed for.
The new licence will allow access to all NLA content, from over 300 publishers, excluding the Financial Times, News UK titles (The Sun, The Times & Sunday Times), Boston Globe, Handelsblatt, Al Nisr Publishing (Gulf News; www.gulfnews.com), and NRC (NRC Next and NRC Handelsblad).
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 add Extended Access to their coverage for up to a year will pay an additional 10% fee on top of their current licence, whilst licensees wishing to add Indefinite Access will pay an additional 30% 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
Users with Indefinite Access can continue to view content with no time limit, 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 or Indefinite 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. Currently, no licensees are permitted to create an archive or library of NLA content.
Extended Access is an optional extension that has been 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 (for so long as they subscribe to Extended Access).
Indefinite Access is a further optional extension that goes beyond the 365 days of permitted access that Extended Access offers. With Indefinite Access, licensees will be permitted to access NLA licensed content indefinitely after the date of publication – which is to say, as long as they remain an Indefinite Access subscriber.
Any licensee, other than a licensee who only takes CWRL, can elect to take Extended Access or Indefinite Access.
Extended Access is charged at an additional 10% per year on your existing NLA licence, excluding the CWRL element and any indemnity fees. Meanwhile, Indefinite Access is charged at an additional 30% on your existing NLA licence, again excluding CWRL 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) or the Indefinite Access fee will be £3k (30% 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). Similarly, the Indefinite Access fee will be £2400 (30% of £8k).
Indefinite Access covers all NLA licensed content except the Financial Times, News UK titles (The Sun, The Times, Sunday Times), Boston Globe, Handelsblatt, Al Nisr Publishing (Gulf News and Gulfnews.com) and NRC (NRC Next and NRC Handelsblad).
Extended Access covers all NLA licensed content except 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 or an indefinite period (subject to licence renewal)..
Only in the way they need to log into their MMO service currently (for licensees with a MMO service).
Licensees taking Extended Access or Indefinite Access will be able to begin accessing content from the first day of the Extended Access or Indefinite Access period. This period will usually be arranged to coincide with your existing licence period (or renewal date).
Content on supporting MMO products will build up from the first day of the licensee taking either Extended Access or Indefinite 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 associated periods will be pro-rated to remain in line with your current licence period.
No technical changes will be required from licensees.
Yes, all MMOs have the option to support Extended Access or Indefinite Access in their service if they choose to.
If a MMO is not yet ready to support these, 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 or Indefinite Access.
Switching MMOs will not affect the licensee’s access to the content.
All self-sourced NLA content can be accessed for 365 days (or indefinitely), so long as licensees subscribe to Extended Access or Indefinite Access.
All MMO supplied content should still be accessible, as the old MMO and the NLA will ensure all content supplied under the Extended Access/Indefinite Access terms will be made available to the new MMO or licensee.
The licensee will be able to renew the extension annually. Assuming the extension is renewed, 365-day rolling or indefinite access will continue.
If a licensee cancels Extended Access or Indefinite 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).
Similarly, if a licensee cancels Indefinite 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).
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, whilst Indefinite Access extends the 100 day limit indefinitely.
Yes. The terms will be amended to include wording that permits access to the content for 365 days (or indefinitely) as a permitted act. A definition of “Extended Access Period” and “Extended Access Fee” will be included at the top of the terms. Definitions of “Indefinite Access Period” and “Indefinite Access Fee” will also be included.
If you have further questions or you’d like more information you can:
- Contact your Account Manager
- Email [email protected]
- Call 01892 525 273