Central Library
National Institute of Technology Karnataka
Surathkal, Mangalore, India

Use of e-Resources at NITK, Surathkal : Usage Policy


The Central Library, NITK subscribes to thousands of electronic journals and bibliographic databases, directly and through consortium for use by authorized users. The terms and conditions for using these resources are spelled out in electronic resource license agreements with each publisher. It is the responsibility of individual users to ensure that the use of electronic resources does not breach the terms and conditions specified in the license agreements. Breaches of the license agreement with publishers could result in the suspension of access to the resources for the member institutions. Licenses vary from publisher to publisher; however, the general principles are as follows:

PermittedNot Permitted
  • Viewing, downloading, copying, printing and saving a copy of search results
  • Viewing, downloading, copying, printing and saving individual articles
  • Using e-resources for scholarly, educational or scientific research, teaching, private study and clinical purposes
  • Sending a copy of an article to another authorized user (i.e. current faculty, students or staff)
  • Posting the URL to the publisher's version of the article on a class website (publisher links will allow only authorized users access)
  • Use of robots or intelligent agents to do systematic, bulk or automatic downloading is not permitted
  • Systematic downloading or printing of entire journal issues or volumes, or large portions of other e-resources is not permitted
  • Using e-resources for commercial gain is not permitted (i.e. reselling, redistributing or republishing licensed content)
  • Transmitting, disseminating or otherwise making online content available to unauthorized users (i.e. sending to mailing lists or electronic bulletin boards) is not permitted
  • Posting the publisher's version or PDF of an article to an open class website is not permitted (instead, post the URL to the article which will allow only authorized users access)

In case any violation found will lead to serious disciplinary action as per Institution Rule.

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