Make 2018 the year you switch to DRM Lite

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Over 50% of articles ordered via British Library On Demand are now opened using DRM Lite. Your organisation can join the growing number of customers using DRM Lite without delay.

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When receiving your On Demand orders using DRM Lite there is no need to install any third party software and articles can be opened on multiple devices, including mobile devices like MacBooks, laptops, smartphones and other tablets. 

The greater flexibility to DRM Lite users means they can access their content in different locations as necessary, and documents are not tied to the first device on which they are opened. DRM Lite encryption ensures that items are only used as permitted by law and copyright holders’ rights are protected. 

To begin using DRM Lite users need to be registered for On Demand and have a recent version of Adobe Reader installed on their device.  You can start using DRM Lite, by selecting it as the Copy Encryption Format option in your business account preferences or contact Customer Services who will be able to help you and provide test documents and further information. 

News stories

British Library On Demand opening hours for May Spring Bank holiday

9 May 2018

The UK’s May spring bank holiday is Monday 28 May this year, so most On Demand services will stop from 02.00 on 26 May to when we re-open at 08.00 on 29 May

FileOpen Document Delivery software is to be withdrawn

14 March 2018

The FileOpen encryption option is being withdrawn on 1 June 2018 to provide you with a more streamlined and efficient service while retaining delivery options which do not require additional plug-ins.

A third full Customer Service Excellence Accreditation at the British Library

19 January 2018

British Library Customer Services, Document Delivery and Digitisation Services North have been accredited with the full Customer Services Excellence award.

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Case studies

…Working with the British Library has been the best co-operative development I’ve ever experienced…

Jennifer Perkins from Clio tells us why her customers have seen a 75% reduction in failed requests since they integrated their Interlibrary Loans software with British Library On Demand

…British Library On Demand is a major pillar in our strategy, without it we couldn’t provide the service we do…

For the University of Sheffield, British Library On Demand does more than just supply articles. Their relationship with the British Library enables them to come good on their core promise to students and researchers.