E-Resource Usage Policy

Usage Policy

1.   Electronic resources such as e-journals, e-books etc. made available by the PRL Library, are for academic use only.
2.   Materials from these resources can be searched, browsed and downloaded. Printing of a single copy of each downloaded article is allowed.Downloading or printing of a complete book or an entire issue or a volume of one or more journals (called systematic downloading) is strictly prohibited.
3.   Use of robots, spiders or intelligent agents to access, search and/or systematically download from these resources is also prohibited.
4.   Please be aware that systematic downloading will cause the publisher to block the entire community of users @ PRL from accessing these resources.
5.   The licensed materials are available to PRL staff members over the Internet through the use of Domain name(s) or IP addresses of PRL.
6.   PRL believes in protecting the rights of authors and therefore, library resources are accessible as per provisions made under the copyright act.

User - Undertaking (all users are bound with the following pledge)

I understand the policy outlined above and undertake to abide by it. I understand that any violation of the policy will result in loss of my library privileges and/or other action as deemed appropriate by the institute.

Securing a Hybrid Environment for Research Preservation and Access (SHERPA)

The SHERPA Project aims to investigate issues to do with the future of scholarly communication and publishing.

The SHERPA/RoMEO service site is maintained by their staff. Since they provide on-line link to authors archived work, details of publisher's copyright terms are also given by them

The service providers and their permissions are:

  • Green publishers - allowing archiving of both pre-prints and post-prints
  • Blue publishers - allowing archiving of post-prints but not pre-prints.
  • Yellow publishers - allowing archiving of pre-prints but not post-prints.
  • White publishers - no archiving allowed.