The Rules of Using Digital Library

The Rules of Using Digital Library

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The Library subscribes to thousands of electronic journals, books and other databases for use by authorized users. The terms and conditions for using these resources are set out in electronic resource license agreements with each publisher. It is the responsibility of individual users to ensure their use of electronic resources does not breach the terms and conditions specified in the license agreements. Breaches of the University's contractual arrangements with publishers could result in the suspension of access to the resources for the entire NDHU community.

Not Permitted
.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) 

Please do obey the Rules of Using Digital Library, and subscriptions terms and conditions of electronic resource vendor or publisher. If one violate the relevant regulations, Office of Library and Information Services will have the rights to carry out the necessary disposal and the user will bear any legal responsibilities should they incur.