[Edprof] AP online licenses

Jeffrey C South/AC/VCU jcsouth at vcu.edu
Mon Aug 23 11:55:02 PDT 2010

That's interesting, Brian. We were told by AP, and my experience has been, 
that licenses are user-specific -- tied to a user's e-mail address: You 
log in with your e-mail address and a password. (And the AP Stylebook 
Online tracks your IP, too. So if you log in from a machine that's 
different from your previous session, AP says: "Oops; we're going to reset 
your password" -- so you must check your e-mail for the new password.)

I'm just wondering how you manage a 50-seat license ... Are there "dummy" 
log-ins? Have you run into complications with IP addresses?

Jeff South, Associate Professor
School of Mass Communications, Virginia Commonwealth University
(804) 827-0253; Temple 1149-B

From:   "Brooks, Brian S." <BrooksBS at missouri.edu>
To:     Bill Cloud <bcloud at email.unc.edu>, "edprof at editteach.org" 
<edprof at editteach.org>
Date:   08/23/2010 02:34 PM
Subject:        Re: [Edprof] AP online licenses
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We got a 50-seat license, which means that no more than 50 people in the
School can log on at the same time. We thought that should be adequate.

We have the same rule about adhering to Missouri law, so I'm not sure how
they got around that. But the library handled getting the contract, so we
did not have to mess with it.


On 8/23/10 12:52 PM, "Bill Cloud" <bcloud at email.unc.edu> wrote:

> All,
> Have any of you bought a site license for the AP online stylebook?  Our
> librarian tried to do so and found she couldn't.
> The AP contract states that its terms are governed by New York state 
> North Carolina regulations require that either North Carolina law 
governs or
> the contract must be silent on that issue. She said that the law in
> Connecticut, where she used to work, said the same thing.
> AP was unwilling to consider an alternative contract, so we were shut 
> What are your experiences?
> Bill Cloud
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