Important notes for CREATE! users


Online reservation of CREATE! service is now resumed. Please contact our staff at the IT Help Desk for assistance upon your arrival. In order to maintain a safe and pleasant environment, the CREATE! room can accommodate a maximum of 8 persons at a time only. Hence, we may allow the core user who made the reservation for entrance only.

 

Conditions of Use and Licensing Restrictions for Library-subscribed e-Resources

License Agreements

When the Library subscribes to e-resources for the University community, the conditions of use are set out in the license agreements negotiated between the Library and the publishers/vendors. It is the responsibility of individual users to comply with these terms and conditions of use. Licenses vary from publisher to publisher; however, some general principles are:

  • Authorized users may use the content of e-resources only for teaching, private study or research purposes.
  • Authorized users may download, save, copy or print a reasonable, insubstantial portion of the content of an e-resource in compliance with prevailing copyright laws.

Prohibited Uses/Actions

  • Systematic/excessive downloading from an e-resource
  • Archiving of downloaded materials on local servers without permission
  • Posting downloaded materials to a listserv, on a website or to an email list
  • Redistributing downloaded materials to or sharing passwords with unauthorized users
  • Reselling, redistributing or republishing of any journal text, output, search results, or other information in any form or medium

Systematic/Excessive Downloading

Systematic downloading/copying of an "excessive" portion of a resource either manually or by using robots, spiders, or other automated programs, and archiving the downloaded content in any format or medium is strictly prohibited. Examples:

  • Continuously downloading one article after another
  • Continuously downloading tables of contents, search results, citations or output
  • Downloading the entire issues or volumes of an e-journal
  • Downloading the entire contents of an e-book or multimedia resource

Consequences of Violation

  • Once the publishers/vendors notice abnormal activities, they will require the Library to warn the user concerned and may even cut off access to the particular e-resource from the entire University community!!
  • The entire contents of all Library-subscribed e-resources are also protected by the copyright law. Users are fully responsible for any legal consequences arising from excessive downloading or infringement of prevailing copyright laws.