Originally Posted by David Munch
I was of course assuming that they would strike a logical deal, where number of loans scale with the license money..
We may be talking at cross-purposes? Are you proposing that they should allow unlimited lending, and pay a fee corresponding to what was actually borrowed, rather than agree a maximum number of simultaneous loans in advance? That strikes me as financially extremely risky for the library, because they wouldn't know in advance what their actual expenditure was going to be.