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MEMBERSHIP PROCEDURE
Restrictions on access and downloading of licensed e-Resources
The e-Resources are licensed for the non-profit educational use of the Institute. Copyright law governs use of these e-Resources.

Doing the following things are strictly prohibited:
  • Systematic downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions.
  • Forwarding electronic versions of articles or the use of electronic articles for commercial purposes.
  • Strictly prohibited to download entire journal issue or databases or an entire e-book.

Why should we not do the above things?

  • Improper use can result in denial of access for the whole Institute to all electronic journals from a given publisher.
  • Access to e-Resources is based on license agreements with publishers.
  • Library users are permitted to make digital copies of individual documents, that is, to download an individual document temporarily to their own hard disc for non-commercial purposes only.
  • Under the terms of use it neither permits forwarding electronic versions of articles nor the use of electronic articles for commercial purposes.
  • Publishers keep track of patterns of use and where the publishers suspect misuse in the form of systematic downloading (eg. more than one article from an issue, continuous downloading from a particular journal etc.) .
  • They will cut off access requiring Library to investigate and take action on those who have misused the e-Resources.
  • There have been instances where publishers have withdrawn access to their online resources to the entire Institute.
  • This prevents access by the majority of responsible users to information needed for their research and learning.
  • It becomes obligatory on the library‚Äôs part to investigate such misuses and report the same to the publishers.
  • Takes longer time to get the access restored and convince the publisher that re-occurrence of such misuses will be stopped.