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Subscribers and Authorized
Users that are permitted online access to the ASCE Library may download, save,
or print text, search results, or other information from the ASCE Library
solely for the private use or research of the Subscriber and the Authorized
Users. The Subscriber and Authorized Users may only use this online access in a
way that conforms with all applicable laws and regulations.
ASCE grants the Subscriber and Authorized Users
permission for brief quotations from the Licensed Materials with the customary
acknowledgment of the source, and to copy and transmit content from individual
articles, papers, and/or book chapters in “person-to-person” and non-systematic
scholarly exchanges of information between Authorized Users and specific
individuals. See more details at Permissions.
Subscriber may supply a copy of an article, paper, or book chapter (excluding
Standards) to fulfill requests for Interlibrary Loans (“ILL”). ILLs are
permitted to support non-commercial scholarly research by patrons of other
libraries such as public, school, or college libraries provided the institution
is in the same country as the Subscriber. The PDF format (Portable Document
Format) of the Licensed Materials (i.e. articles, papers, or book chapters
(excluding Standards)) may be printed and supplied to the ILL requesting
Library by mail or fax, or transmitted through secure electronic submission.
All electronic transmissions of such content pursuant to this section must be
made using a method or platform that automatically deletes the electronic copy
immediately after printing. The supply of such copies must conform to CONTU
guidelines or similar restrictions to “fair use” provisions under copyright
Faculty at the Subscriber’s institution may include
articles, papers, and/or book chapters, but not entire full-length journals,
books, or standards, from the Licensed Materials in anthologies (coursepacks)
in print or digital form for distribution to Authorized Users for their use in
connections with classroom instruction or in reserves (print or digital) set up
by the Subscribing Institution for access by Authorized Users in connection
with specific courses. Copies of items in digital form which are included in
online coursepacks or reserves will be deleted by the Subscriber after the end
of the semester in which the related course concludes.
The Subscriber specifically agrees that use by
the Subscriber or Authorized Users other than indicated above is a violation of
permission of the copyright holder.
(B) PROHIBITIONS ON CERTAIN USES. The Subscriber
shall not knowingly permit anyone other than Authorized Users to use the
Licensed Materials. Altering, recompiling, reselling, publishing or
republishing (beyond brief quotations with customary acknowledgment of the
source) of any text, output, search results, or other information from the
Licensed Material, or any portion thereof, including without limitation,
copyright, proprietary and/or other legal notices contained therein, in any
form or medium is prohibited.
Systematic or programmatic downloading,
printing, transmitting, or copying of the Licensed Materials is prohibited.
“Systematic or Programmatic” means downloading, printing, transmitting, or
copying activity of which the intent or the effect is to capture, reproduce, or
transfer the entire output of a journal/serial volume, a journal/serial issue,
or a journal topical section, or sequential or cumulative search results, or
collection of abstracts, articles, papers, book chapters or tables of contents.
Other such systematic or programmatic use of the Licensed Material that
interferes with the access of Authorized Users or that may affect the
performance of the ASCE Library, for example, the use of “robots” to index
content, or downloading or attempting to download large amounts of material in
a short period of time, is prohibited. Redistribution of the Licensed Material,
without permission by ASCE and/or payment of royalty to ASCE or to the
appropriate Reproduction Rights Organization, is prohibited. See more details
All rights not expressly granted herein are
reserved to ASCE. The Subscriber and Authorized Users may not circumvent ASCE’s
access control systems or use ASCE’s systems or services to make any attempt to
gain unauthorized access to any other system or network.
ASCE shall not be required to distribute, and
Subscriber shall not redistribute any ASCE Library material included therein to
a country where the export thereof is prohibited by U.S. law or regulation.