5. Will we be entitled to reproduce and distribute licensed electronic content?
Content which is licensed to an institution is only available to that institution, its members and official affiliates.
The BioMed Central Licence Agreement stipulates that: "Authorised Users are allowed to print and/or download individual articles and other individual items from searches of the Licensed Material for research, teaching and private study purposes"; and:
"A licensed institution is allowed to fulfil requests for a single paper copy of an electronic original of an individual document being part of the Licensed Materials, from an other institutional library within the same country as the Licensee, a practice commonly known as Interlibrary Loan, whether by post or fax, or by secure transmission, using Ariel or its equivalent, whereby the electronic file is deleted immediately after printing, for the purposes of research or private study and not for Commercial Use."
- What part of BioMed Central journals content is free, and what part do I have to pay a subscription fee for?
- How long will the research papers from the journals be digitally archived, and where?
- How are BioMed Central's institutional site license prices calculated?
- I am interested in obtaining a number of BioMed Central products for my institution - can I get a package deal?
- Will we be entitled to reproduce and distribute licensed electronic content?
- Will we receive a print copy of the journal?
- How is access to BioMed Central's online products controlled?
- Can I get institutional usage statistics for my institution?
- Can I find BioMed Central at library meetings and conferences?
- Do you offer online consortia deals?
- Do you charge tax on BioMed Central subscription products?