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Department: EDUCATION
Subchapter: Real Time Network
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10.102.7002    DEFINITIONS

For the purposes of this subchapter, the following definitions apply:

(1)  "Contributing organization" means an individual or organization that contributes equipment, equipment maintenance, network connectivity, or other comparable service to the state reference network of value equal to or greater than cost of an individual subscription rate.  Contributing organizations may receive credit for multiple logins based on the value of the contributions to the state reference network as established in a contributing organization agreement.

(2)  "Contributing organization agreement" is an agreement between the Montana State Library and a contributing organization that depicts the value of the contribution and any credit the contributing organization will receive.

(3)  "Educational use" means any use directly related to learning, teaching, training, research, and development that is part of the instructional functions performed by a qualified educational institution and, in the case of students, uses related to learning, training, research or development.  "Educational use" does not include commercial, professional, or any other for-profit purposes.

(4)  "Educational use agreement" is a document between the Montana State Library and a faculty member of a Montana K-12 school, college, or university that documents the project, number of logins required, and period required to complete the project.

(5)  "Login" is a username and password that is licensed to access the state reference network.  A login is associated with an individual or an organization.

(6)  "Operating funds" means the amount of revenue necessary to operate the state reference network for the upcoming biennium.

(7)  "State reference network" means a real time positioning network operated by the Montana State Library.

(8)  "Subscription rate" means the annual cost per login.

(9)  "Total logins" means the count of current logins as of December 1 of each even-numbered year plus an estimate of new logins in the coming biennium, minus the number of logins for contributing organizations.


History: 22-1-103, MCA; IMP, 22-1-103, MCA; NEW, 2023 MAR p. 1858, Eff. 12/23/23.


MAR Notices Effective From Effective To History Notes
10-102-2301 12/23/2023 Current History: 22-1-103, MCA; IMP, 22-1-103, MCA; NEW, 2023 MAR p. 1858, Eff. 12/23/23.
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