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Advantage acknowledges and agrees that, unless specifically negotiated as such, these Agreements are non-exclusive and that Rights Holder may license others to provide and distribute Rights Holder’s content. The Rights Holder agrees that Advantage may, without materially changing the content, migrate the Content to any medium or format for preservation & access purposes and that may keep more than one copy of the Content for purposes of security, back-up, preservation, and with specific guidance from the Rights Holder, reuse commercially and/or monetize the Content, to help support the free and open access to historical records for institutions partnering with Advantage. Advantage also has agreed to not sell, grant sub-licenses to, or provide the digital content to a 3rd party without the prior written approval of Rights Holder.
These agreements do not constitute, and are not intended to give rise to, a partnership or joint venture by and between the parties, and each party will operate under the terms of that Agreement as an independent entity and not as an agent for, or an employee of, the other.
The Rights Holder or Advantage reserves the right to refuse a user or institution, if, in its reasonable judgment, use of the content violates provisions of the agreement.
The agreements are entered into for the full term of copyright and any extensions of copyright to facilitate access to services funded by the Library, Sponsoring Institution, or Advantage. "