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4.2.9  Practice Inter Library Loan (ILL) of articles or components of the Licensed Materials for noncommercial use in compliance with Canadian Copyright Law. Additionally, Member may supply single copies of articles to a requesting library by electronic transmission for ILL purposes as described above provided the requesting library is instructed to delete the electronic file immediately after delivery to the end user and provided the end user is instructed not to further distribute the article copy.


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4.3.6  Create persistent links and incorporate reasonable portions of the Licensed Materials in printed Course Packs and Electronic Reserve or Electronic Learning Environments collections for the use of Authorized Users in the course of instruction at a Member's institution, but not for Commercial Use. Each such item shall carry appropriate acknowledgement of the source, listing title and author of the extract, title and author of the work, and the publisher. With Electronic Reserve and Electronic Learning Environments, Authorized User or Member agrees to remove content at the end of the specific course of instruction. Course packs in non-electronic non-print perceptible form, such as audio or Braille, may also be offered to Authorized Users who, in the reasonable opinion of the Member, have a visual, physical, or perceptual disability;

Archival Access

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9. Post termination 

Except in the case of termination for cause, and with the exception of Science Classic, should a Member discontinue subscription to the Licensed Materials or certain electronic resources comprising the Licensed Materials, that Member shall retain access rights to the portions of the Licensed Materials that Member had access to while Member's subscription was active and in good standing. Provision of the previously subscribed to content will be via mutually agreed upon delivery method for local hosting or by a third-party archiving solution, and may be subject to reasonable delivery charges to cover the supply cost  as established by Publisher. The use of this content shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the then current operative Institutional License Agreement.


Ongoing Access Rights to Science Classic for Members who make a One-Time Purchase of the Science Classic back issue file: Publisher intends to retain full-text versions of all articles for all issues within Science Classic and to continue to make this database available to all current Licensees. In the unlikely event that it proves infeasible for the Publisher to maintain the ongoing availability of the contents of Science Classic, Publisher intends to make the archive available to those Members who purchased Science Classic via the One-Time Purchase option.


Canadian Copyright Law - 4.1.

Member and their Authorized Users may make all use of the Licensed Materials as is consistent with the Fair Dealing Provision of Canadian Copyright law. Nothing in this License shall be interpreted to limit in any way whatsoever any Member's or any Authorized User’s fair use rights under the Fair Dealing Provision of Canadian Copyright law to use the Licensed Materials.

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