Libraries can inquire about the use of proprietary data from a publisher/vendor because of an existing service or negotiate a license with terms specific to the intended research. Libraries often have contact people within these companies who can expedite the process. It also ensures that OSU is following the terms of the license for these products. Before contacting a vendor to request access to data about library resources, please contact your subject librarian. Also, some publishers/vendors may charge a fee for the data itself and/or for the preparation or extraction of it.