Fair Use and Copyrights
The use of electronic resources (databases, electronic journals and books) that are available on the college website and managed by the library staff requires that all users respect copyrights and the agreements signed between the college, the Inter University Center for Digital Information Services and the publishers.
As such, access to digital resources by faculty and students is conducted in accordance with the licensing terms as defined by the supplier. The students and faculty of the college are responsible for ensuring that they are acting according to these licensing terms. If a doubt exists, they must review the terms of the specific resource and/or contact the library staff.
Access to electronic resources and their use are permitted only by the people of the college: students, administrative staff and academic staff. Therefore, absolutely no materials may be shared (through email, etc.) with users who are not with the college, except for research associates. The transferring of personal access information to these users is also prohibited.
Electronic resources are for personal use only, or for the purpose of research or study, and not for commercial use. Using electronic resources in the framework of student specializations and work related projects may be considered commercial use. In these cases, the licensing terms must be checked.
Failure to comply with these regulations may lead to the limiting of access to the college resources, and serves as a basis for disciplinary and/or legal measures available to the college.
SCE maintains agreements with the following publishers:
Taylor and Francis Group (Including CRC Press)
Wiley and Oxford University Press
To review the contracts, please contact the library manager.
SCE maintains a copyright agreement with CrossRef, a research and professional publications registration agency. CrossRef DOI (Digital Object Identifier) is the alphanumeric name that identifies digital content.
Elsevier explains as follows: "© Some rights reserved. This work permits non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited."
The agreement with Taylor and Francis Group (including CRC Press) determines that (the following is an excerpt):
"For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this License permits the Licensed Materials, whether with DRM or DRM Free to be emailed or otherwise distributed in any way by Authorized Users even for Personal Use. "
"Text and Data Mining (TDM): Licensee will make every effort to inform users that they must obtain written permission from the Publisher, to perform and engage in text and data mining activities. Requests for which, shall specify if text and data mining activities are to be for commercial or non-commercial use.
Permission for which shall not be unreasonably be withheld by the Publisher; provided that Authorized Users only engage in text and data mining activities for legitimate academic research and other educational purposes.
Applicable 'cost-recovery fees' will be determined by the Publisher upon receipt of each request."
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