Compendex and EI Backfile

8 December 2013 -7 December 2018 Print

Subscriptions to Compendex one of the most comprehensive engineering literature databases and the purchase of the Engineering Index Backfile, a comprehensive, historical view of engineering developments and innovations described in literature from 1884-1969.

Key Facts

Benefits

  • Five year agreement with options for 1 year, 3 year, or 5 year licences plus 1 or 2 year extensions.
  • Pro-rata charging (monthly) for sites licensed partway through year.

Important Dates

  • Agreement start: 8 December 2013
  • Agreement end: 7 December 2018

Licence dates:

  • All 3 year licences end on 7 December 2016 with an option to extend for a further 1  or 2 years 
  • Fixed 5 year licences start on 8 December 2013 and end on 7 December 2018.
  • Pro-rata pricing applies in the first year of 3 and 5 year licences

Trial

For a 30 day free trial of this service please contact Eduserv Help

Eligible Institutions

Universities, colleges and other learning, educational and research bodies in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Other organisations aligned with Eduserv’s charitable objectives of supporting education, research bodies and the public sector may ask to participate in the Agreement. Eduserv will liaise with the Supplier about any such requests.

Background Information

This agreement continues the longstanding licence arrangements in place with Elsevier for content on the Ei Village platform. 

Product Information

Supplier Details

Elsevier BV 

Product Description

Compendex database, covering 1969-present, with over 10 million records from more than 5,600 scholarly journals, trade magazines and conference proceedings is the most comprehensive interdisciplinary literature database available in the field of engineering.

Compendex provides you with:

  • A vital resource for current awareness, new product information, technological forecasting and competitive intelligence
  • An online thesaurus to access more relevant sets of records, thus improving search results
  • The most relevant journal articles, conference papers and other documents.

Subject coverage includes:

Civil Engineering

  • Bioengineering
  • Building Materials Properties
  • Construction Materials
  • Geology
  • Ocean and Underwater Technology
  • Pollution and Wastes
  • Sanitary Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Water and Waterworks

Mining Engineering

  • Fuel Technology
  • Metal Groups
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering

Chemical Engineering

  • Agents and Industrial Chemicals
  • Agricultural and Food Technology
  • Chemical Apparatus and Plants
  • Chemical Engineering Processes
  • Materials, Coatings and Finishes

Mechanical Engineering

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Fluid Flow
  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Materials Handling
  • Naval Architecture and Marine
  • Nuclear Technology
  • Plant and Power
  • Railroad

Electrical Engineering

  • Computers and Data Processing
  • Control Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication
  • Light and Optical Technology
  • Sound and Acoustical Technology
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Electric Components andEquipment
  • Electronic and Thermionic Materials
  • Electronic Components and Tubes

General Engineering

  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Physics
  • Instruments and Measurement

Backfile
The Engineering Index Backfile has coverage from 1969 to 1884 with the historic print records digitized and manually re-keyed for accuracy. They are fully searchable abstracted and indexed thus allowing researchers to easily access virtually every major engineering innovation of the 20th century. Combined searching of Compendex and the Ei Backfile offers the most comprehensive resource for engineering available anywhere.

Access and Identity Management Solution

Solution

OpenAthens Yes
IP Address range Yes
Shibboleth Yes
Username / Password Yes

Technical Function Specification

Technical Function

Standard

Compliance

Supplier Notes

Full text linking

OpenURL

Yes

Federated searching

Z39.50 protocol

Yes

EV has customers that utilize Federated Searching. EV is not certified with this standard

Harvesting

SRW/SRU

No

OAI-PMH

No

RSS or Atom

No

Metadata standards

Dublin Core

No

MARC

No

PRISM

No

Months embargo period

N/A

Digital preservation

Lockss

No

Clockss

No

Portico

No

Usage statistics

COUNTER

Yes

SUSHI

No

Accessibility

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Yes

EV will be enhancing the site to comply WCAG 2 and Section 508 by the end of 2013

Personalisation features

Yes

Service levels

No


The supplier confirms that throughout the term of the agreement the products will comply with the standards indicated.

Updates

New content is added weekly.

Alterations/Additions

All additions and new functionality will be incorporated at no additional charge. 

Pricing and Ordering

Pricing

Prices exclude VAT

Licence dates: 8 December to 7 December

1. Annual subscription (Licences can commence at any time; annual payments; annual Licence renews automatically unless cancelled by providing notice on or before 8 September prior to the following 8 December; pricing shown is for the licence year 8 December to 7 December):

Year 

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Fee 

£9,776 

£10,216

£10,676 

£11,156 

£11,658 

2. Pricing for the additionl licence years 8 December to 7 December 2016/17 and 2017/18 for Licensees who having taken the option at 1 above but purchased annual subscriptions until 7 December 2016 wish to continue to subscribe for a further two years until 7 December 2018 (annual payments; no annual opt out; Licensee is committed until 8 December 2018):

Year 

2016/17

2017/18

Fee 

£11,103

£11,547

3. Three year subscription with annual payments (no annual opt out; Licences can commence between December 2013 and November 2014;Licensee is committed until 8 December 2016; pricing shown is for the licence year 8 December to 7 December; pricing for 2016/17 and 2017/18 is for Licensees who having taken this option wish to continue to subscribe on an annual basis after 8 December 2016; annual Licence for 2016/17 renews automatically for 2017/18 unless cancelled by providing notice on or before 8 September 2017):

Year 

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Fee 

£9,367

£9,695

£10,034

£10,486

£10,958

4. Pricing for the licence years 8 December to 7 December 2016/17 and 2017/18 for Licensees who having taken
the option at 3 above wish to continue to subscribe for a further two years until 7 December 2018 (annual payments; no annual opt out; Licences can commence between December 2013 and November 2014; Licensee is committed until 8 December 2018):

Year 

2016/17

2017/18

Fee 

£10,435

£10,853

5. Five year subscription with annual payments (no annual opt out; Licences can commence between December 2013 and November 2014;Licensee is committed until 8 December 2018; pricing shown is for the licence year 8 December to 7 December):

Year

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Fee

£8,955

£9,224

£9,501

£9,786

£10,080

Backfile

The Backfile may be purchased at any time during the 5 year agreement for a one-off fee of £9,532 plus VAT. No further charges are due as long at the site maintains a current subscription to Ei Village. If a site cancels its current subscription then Elsevier will charge an annual fee of £1,695 to access the Backfile data.

Payment Terms

Ei Compendex
On receipt of a completed Order, Institutions will be invoiced for the Agreement year in which the Licence is signed.

For 3 or 5 year licences in subsequent years, Institutions will be invoiced three months in advance of the anniversary date of the Agreement, on 08th September 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Annual licences renew automatically unless an institution opts out by giving notice on or before 8th September 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

3 Year licences renew automatically unless an institution opts out by giving notice on or before 8th September 2017

There is monthly pro-rata charging for Institutions which become licensed partway through a licence year.

Ei Compendex Backfile
On receipt of a completed Order, Institutions will be invoiced for the full amount of the Backfile as a one-off perpetual purchase fee. No further charges are due unless a subscription to the front list is not maintained.

All Purchase Orders must be made out to Eduserv and Eduserv's invoices must be paid within 30 calendar days of the date of the invoice.

Agreement Period

Start date: 8 December 2013 End date: 7 December 2018 

Institution Commitment Period

This Agreement is of 5 years duration. Institutions may join the agreement at any time during the agreement period. They can choose to licence on an annual basis or a fixed 3 year or 5 year term commencing on 08 December 2013. 

How to Order

One copy of the Order Form is required.

When completed the form should be returned to:

  1. As a PDF by email: help@eduserv.org.uk
  2. By Fax: 01225 474301
  3. By post to:
    Eduserv
    Royal Mead
    Railway Place
    Bath
    BA1 1SR

along with an Institution Purchase Order for the full amount due plus VAT, made out to ‘Eduserv’.

Licence Information

This Overview is a summary of the Agreement. Before committing to buy a Licence, potential subscribers must always read the licence terms, paying particular attention to any special licence conditions.

Licence Type

Site licence with Eduserv Standard Chest Licence Terms and Conditions

What institutions and library services are allowed to do?

Activity 

 
Keep a local cached copy for Educational Purposes 

No

Incorporation of parts of the Licensed Material

Yes

Deposit of learning and teaching objects in repositories  

Yes

Interlibrary loan

Yes

Who can use the resource?

The resources are licensed for all Authorised Users, defined as Students, Staff and Walk-in Users

User On site Remote
Students

Yes

Yes

Staff

Yes

Yes

Visiting Researchers and Students  

No

 No

Walk-in Users

Yes

No

Alumni members

Yes*

No

* Alumni over the age of 65 are allowed walk-in access.

What can authorised users do?

The resources can be used for Educational Purposes:

  • education
  • teaching
  • distance learning
  • private study
  • academic research
  • administration and management of the Licensee’s educational or research operations

Exclusions

  • See Licence Term 3 for exclusions and restrictions
  • The resources may not be used for anything other than Educational Purposes
  • Downloading of large amounts of material by authorised users that might be considered ‘systematic’.

Termination Clauses

Current Data

Material downloaded under the Agreement before its expiry may continue to be used under the same licence conditions as pertain while the Agreement exists.

Once the Agreement has terminated then no further access to the service and to future publications will be possible unless the Agreement is renewed or extended. If the Agreement is renewed or extended then new conditions will apply. If the Agreement is not renewed then renewal is a matter between Institutions and Elsevier.

Backfile

Material may continue to be accessed and downloaded under the Agreement after its expiry and can continue to be used under the same licence conditions as pertain while the Agreement exists at no further charge provided a subscription to the current data is maintained. Failure to maintain a current subscription will result in a platform fee being charged to access the Backfile.

Opt Out 
Annual licences renew automatically unless an institution opts out by giving notice on or before 8th September 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Personal Licences

Personal licences are not available.

Service and Support

Trials

For a 30 day free trial of this service please contact Eduserv Help

Login Information

Supplier: Elsevier: www.elsevier.com  and Engineering Index: www.ei.org

Technical Support

Support will be provided by Elsevier to any user of the data at the Institution. Elsevier support can be contacted 8:00am to 6:00pm U.S. eastern time at:

  • Dr Charles Martinez, Product Sales Manager – Northern Europe: Databases
  • email: c.martinez@elsevier.com or
  • phone Elsevier Service Desk: +1 800-221-1044
  • fax Elsevier Service Desk: +1 212 633 3680

Product Documentation

User guides are available from Engineering Information.

Copying of hardcopy and electronic documentation is permitted.

Training and Training Materials

Training is included in the price given and is available either on site or via the web.

All queries should be directed to the Ei Customer Support Helpdesk.

 

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