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Posted by Alan Rae Fri, 05/24/2019 - 10:19

Thanks for an interesting blog.  As someone who has dealt with the CLA FE licence since its inception, the matter of distribution of royalties has always intrigued me.  Knowing as I do, that the data collection in colleges isn't the most scientific or methodical process, I often wonder how the sparse information collected can be extrapolated into any kind of precise data that will accurately inform what an author's royalty payment should be.  I can understand that in HE, with more exact reporting, and now the use of the DCS etc, data should be more accurate and relevant, but I'm still mystified by the data collections in other sectors - and continue to wonder why CLA doesn't offer a transactional licence.  It appears that's how SEPS works - notwithstanding that this process isn't directly operated by CLA but by publishers, if I understand the system.

Message was edited at Tue, 05/28/2019 - 07:55 by an Administrator.

Posted by Alan Rae Tue, 06/25/2019 - 10:01

I posted a comment on the above blog article in May, but there appears to be no reply yet.  Will there be a reply, please?

Message was edited at Wed, 06/26/2019 - 07:48 by an Administrator.

Posted by Becky Owen Wed, 06/26/2019 - 14:32

Dear Alan

Thank you for your comment, and sorry we missed it!

In order to get the necessary data to ALCS, our Operations Team runs an independently designed and rigorous survey process. It definitely isn’t random: we have a statistical sampling scheme that is designed to be representative of the variable institution types across the full range of our FE licensees, reflecting college size, type of institution, regional variations and academic periods. It’s designed to minimise any customer burden, while ensuring statistical integrity and allowing ALCS to pay authors fairly.

We’re happy to discuss this further via email if you have any further questions.

Kind Regards,

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