For a Competitive Information and Technology Economy (4CITE)

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Library Consortium Management: An International Journal

ISSN: 1466-2760

Article publication date: 1 February 2000

Citation

Geller, M. and Peterson, J. (2000), "For a Competitive Information and Technology Economy (4CITE)", Library Consortium Management: An International Journal, Vol. 2 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/lcmij.2000.24702aab.005

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited


For a Competitive Information and Technology Economy (4CITE)

Marilyn Geller and Jan PetersonFaxon, RoweCom Academic and Medical Services, USA

This column brings to the attention of consortium managers Web sites that should be of particular interest.

For a Competitive Information and Technology Economy (4CITE)http://www.4cite.org/HotNews.htm

A diverse coalition of library associations and consumer groups, including the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, Caterpillar Inc., and John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company, has been formed to combat UCITA. The Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (formerly known as Article 2B or UCC 2B) is a new commercial law for the information economy, with the goal of providing a consistent framework of laws from state to state. UCITA is controversial in large part because it proposes the acceptance of "shrink-wrap" and computer "click-on" licenses.