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Why can't I access all of your electronic resources?
The Library has licence agreements with publishers governing access to all its electronic resources. In the majority of cases these licences only permit access on Library premises. Licences for these resources permit the Library's Reader Pass holders access whilst at home.
I've registered online for a Reader Pass. Can I access these resources?Not yet. You need to go to the Reader Registration Office, with your identification and proof of address, and collecting your photographic pass. You are not fully registered until you have done this.
I've got a photographic Reader Pass, but it's expired. Can I still access these resources?No. You need to renew your pass in order to get access.
For the Readex databases, what are substantial or insubstantial portions of data?
There are no fixed numerical limits as what constitutes substantial. It will be determined by Readex on a case-by-case basis taking into account a number of factors. These will include:
- the resource used
- the level of the user
- the number of documents that a user may require for a particular search/research project
- patterns of downloading. For example the systematic downloading of data could be viewed as inappropriate.
In no event shall such quantity of data from the resource reasonably substitute for a comprehensive copy of the resource or any of the documents in the resource database that could prejudice or diminish Readex's advantage in licensing the resource database for commercial gain.