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ACM Digital Library

Subscription Term


July 1, 2018


June 30, 2019

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan: 
ILL Permissions Summary: 

"11.  Inter-Library Loans.  The Subscriber and individual users affiliated with the Subscriber may make digital or hard copies of the individual articles contained within the DL, as long as such copies re not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and all such copies bear the ACM copyright notice.  The Subscriber's Authorized Users may download and print articles for personal use and archive contents on their own personal computers.  Facsimile images that are exact representations of the print pages or of printouts from the electornic database may be provided for interlibrary loan under CONTU guidelines and distributed in paper, fax, or digital form.  Libraries may include copies of DL digital content in local electronic course rserve systems limited to use of Authorized Users of current classes."  (source : license agreement for 2015-2016 - 2017-2018)


Ereserves Permissions Summary: 

"12. Educational and Library Uses of Copyrighted Material.  Electronic Reserves - Permission granted without fee provided the library or institution has an authentication mechanism for controlled access to the server and a license to the ACM-copyrighted work.  A college, university or other accredited institution may place a single copy of a definitive version of the work in its library's electronic reserves for the duration of its educational needs for that work, provided that access is limited to its enrolled students (including those in its distance learning programs), faculty, and staff."   See also clause 11. Inter-Library Loans.  (source : license agreement for 2015-2016 - 2017-2018)

Archival Access

Archival Access: 
Archival Access Permissions Summary: 

"7.  Access to Historical Archive.  The Licensor shall provide complimentary access to the complete archive of all ACM Publications dating back to each publication's first issue or volume.  This complimentary access does not include archival rights, which can be arranged with the Licensor by separate Agreement."  (source : license agreement for 2015-2016 - 2017-2018)

About the eResource

The ACM Digital Library (ACM DL) is the most comprehensive collection of full-text articles and bibliographic records covering the fields of computing and information technology. [from vendor]