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Members may transmit to a non-commercial library single items of content, including articles, book chapters or portions thereof only for personal educational, scientific, or research purposes (“Interlibrary Loans”). Such transmission shall be reviewed and fulfilled by Members’ staff, and shall be made by hand, post, fax or through any secure document transmission software, so long as, in the case of any electronic transmission, the electronic file retains the relevant copyright notice. The right set out in this clause does not extend to centralized ordering facilities, such as document delivery systems, nor the distribution of copies in such quantities as to substitute for a subscription or purchase of the distributed Content.


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Members and Authorized Users, subject to section 4 [Prohibited Uses], may incorporate parts of the Licensed Materials in printed and electronic Course Packs and Electronic Reserve collections for the use of Authorized Users in the course of instruction at a Member, and/or in Electronic Learning Environments hosted on a Secure Network, but not for Commercial Use.  Each such item shall carry appropriate acknowledgement of the source. Course Packs in alternate formats may also be offered to Authorized Users that require Accessible Formats.

Archival Access

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Perpetual Access Journals:  During the Term, Members shall have access to the Perpetual Access Journals listed in Section 3.1 first published during the Term. After the Term, Members shall have Perpetual Access to the Perpetual Access Journals first published during the Term, subject to all the terms and conditions of this License Agreement.

Nothing in this License Agreement shall affect any rights, including perpetual access rights, granted to Licensee or any Members in prior license agreements.


Backfile Access During the Term:  In addition, during the Term only, Members will be granted access to the Content of titles listed in Sections 3.1 and 3.2 published beginning the later of (a)1997 (b) the first date of publication or (c), the date on which Licensor first acquired publication rights.

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