UDC Publishing Licences

Terms

Publishing licences are required and the corresponding fees are due from the moment a publisher starts the actual publication and distribution of an edition and for the minimum period of 4 (four) consecutive years.

For licensed editions in print, and/or CD, no more payments are due after the 4th year for the licensed editions in print, and/or CD, even if the edition is still in distribution. To each new edition (2 nd , 3 rd , etc.) from the same publisher the same rules apply.

This licence also covers distribution/selling of UDC schedules and/or UDC subject-alphabetical index embedded in software products (e.g. library systems). When applied to software, the licence has to be paid annually for as long as the UDC data are distributed.

Note: A publishing license is not needed for the period of preparation of an edition (e.g., preparing a translation). In this case, an MRF License for Pre-publication Work is advised. With such a license, the future publisher gets MRF and can secure its rights to publish anticipating its choice of publishing license according to standard conditions and prices.

Note should be taken about the following publishing terms:

  • Exclusive and universal publishing licences - Through their financial contribution to the UDCC operation each Member of the Consortium can have an exclusive universal right to publish UDC in their own language and in any medium. At present, these languages are French, Russian, Spanish and Czech. The right to publish in English language is an exclusive right of the UDC Consortium. Consequently, publishing UDC in these languages requires the agreement of the licence owner.
  • Licences for publishing in particular language and media - publishers may apply for a Licence to publish UDC editions in languages other than those mentioned under exclusive licences above, and subject to the availability of rights in other languages, according to the price scheme.
  • Additional publishing of partial updates - For the publishing of partial updates, i.e., publications that partially update an already licensed edition without replacing its whole content, there is an additional fee of 15% of the license fee of the base edition it refers to, also due for four years. This applies to each update issued for an edition. NB: The distribution/selling of UDC schedules and/or UDC subject-alphabetical index embedded in software products (e.g. library systems) has to be paid under the publishing licence annually for as long as the UDC data are distributed in this way
  • Publishing UDC within different software solutions - Unless agreed otherwise - the distribution/selling of UDC schedules and/or UDC subject-alphabetical index embedded in software products (e.g. library systems) has to be paid under the publishing licence annually for as long as the UDC data are distributed in this way. The exception are UDC Summary data which are released for free use and distribution under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 license

Price scheme

Publishing licences are issued for a minimum 4 years. A discount of 10% is available for payments in one installment.

Licences are prepared by the UDCC Office following verification that the required licence does not conflict with other existing licences, e.g. for the same language, and issued when all aspects of the licence are clear for both parties: the UDCC and the licensee. Publishing licences are issued in English and signed by both parties in duplicate.

NB: The distribution/selling of UDC schedules and/or UDC subject-alphabetical index embedded in software products (e.g. library systems) has to be paid under the publishing licence annually for as long as the UDC data are distributed in this way

All licence applications, and all clarifications needed, are submitted to and dealt with by the UDCC Office. To apply fill in the application form provided.

Type of Publishing
less than 50% of MRF 50% or more of MRF
  1 year fee 4 year fee 1 year fee 4 year fee
Print / CD (valid for both) €900 €3,240 €1,700 €6,120
Internet €2,600 €9,360 €4,100 €14,760
All media €3,250 €11,700 €5,200 €18,720
Partial updates €140 €504 €250 €900

Application Form