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Responsibilities of Members

The obligations and duties of PrairieCat members are as follows (prescribed in Section 6 of the PrairieCat Intergovernmental Agreement signed by all members):

  1. To comply with such other reasonable rules and regulations as may be established by PrairieCat for the administration of the Agreement and ILS as well as all policies of PrairieCat, as amended.
  2. To appropriate or budget annually its liabilities for participation in PrairieCat and the ILS and to meet its obligations hereunder.
  3. To cooperate fully with any agent, employee, officer or independent contractor of Prairiecat in any matter relating to the purpose and powers of PrairieCat.
  4. To make payments promptly to PrairieCat as established in the Bylaws, Fee Schedules and this Agreement.
  5. To execute any agreement or other documents with Vendors, such as a confidentiality agreement, required for operation of or participation in the ILS.
  6. To act promptly on all matters requiring approval by the Members and to not withhold such approval unreasonably or arbitrarily.
  7. To make its library materials available for interlibrary loan in accordance with the Illinet Interlibrary Loan Policy and to enter its collection into the common database.
  8. To take responsibility for purchasing and maintaining all equipment and telecommunications services necessary for access/connectivity to the PrairieCat system. All such equipment must be compatible with PrairieCat's system, as well as vendor and PrairieCat guidelines.
  9. To acknowledge that the vendors of the ILS have or may have certain proprietary rights in connection with the ILS and to assume and accept responsibilities/liabilities related to any violation of said proprietary rights by its patrons or users.
  10. To take no action inconsistent with this Agreement as originally written or hereafter amended.
  11. To attend Delegates Assembly meetings (Fully Participating and Basic Online members and the four Union Listing member representatives).