Geofacets

1 August 2014 -31 July 2019 Print

This Chest Agreement offers discounted access to more than 450,000 geologic maps and spatial data, 315,000+ georeferenced

With Geofacets, geoscientists save time, gain deeper insights and build stronger analyses and recommendations.

Key Facts

Benefits

  • Substantial discount on standard commercial rates
  • Flexible subscription periods 1, 3 or 5 years
  • Additional discounts for multi-year commitments
  • Immediate access granted to sites subscribing from August

Important Dates

Agreement start: 1 August 2014
Agreement end: 31 July 2019

Licence start: Institutions may join at any time during the lifetime of the Agreement and will be bound by the licence terms and conditions to the end of their chosen subscription period.

Trial

For a 30 day free trial of this service please contact Eduserv Help with your IP address range

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

The content available is capable of being integrated with ESRI software and extends the GIS portfolio offered by Chest Agreements. 

Product Information

Supplier Details

Elsevier BV 

Product Description

Geofacets is a spatially-based platform providing access to more than 450,000 peer-reviewed maps with 315,000+ of georeferenced.

The maps are easily discoverable via geographic or keyword searches. Information about each map's original context from the source publication is included, and maps are easily integrated into GIS and presentation programs.

Covering Paleogeography, Oceanography, Geophysics, Hydrology and Hydrogeology, Meteorology/Climatology and Geography from The Geological Society of London, The Geological Society of America, Society for Sedimentary Geology and Society of Economic Geologists together with Elsevier's Earth Science content.

Maps are easily discoverable via geographic or keyword searches. Information about each map's original context from the source publication is included, and maps are easily integrated into GIS and presentation programs. With Geofacets, geoscientists save time, gain deeper insights and build stronger analyses and recommendations.

Access and Identity Management Solution

Solution

OpenAthens No
IP Address range Yes
Shibboleth No
Username / Password Yes

Technical Function Specification

Technical Function

Standard

Compliance

Supplier Notes

Full text linking

OpenURL

No

Federated searching

Z39.50 protocol

N/A

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

No

SUSHI

No

Accessibility

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

No

Personalisation features

Yes

Service levels

N/A

Updates

New content is added bi-weekly.

Alterations/Additions

All additions to the content modules and new user functionality will be incorporated at no additional charge.  If additional publisher content modules are added these will be at additional cost but there is no obligation to take these. 

Pricing and Ordering

Pricing

All prices in GBP and exclude VAT.

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    Chest Agreements

    Some information relating to Chest Agreements is restricted . If you belong to an eligible organisation and are having difficulty accessing the information then please contact help@eduserv.org.uk or call 01225 470523. If you can provide us with your IP address or the IP address range for your institution in one of the following formats it will help us to find out what the problem is and to give you access to restricted areas of the website.

    • Single IP
    • Ranges (e.g. 192.168.0.1-155)
    • CIDR notation (e.g. 192.168.0.0/24)

Payment Terms

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

In subsequent years, Institutions will be invoiced three months in advance of the anniversary date of the Agreement, on 1 May 2015, 2016, 2017 or 2018 as appropriate

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

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: 01 August 2014 End date: 31 July 2019 

Institution Commitment Period

This Agreement is of 5 years duration. Institutions may join the agreement at any time during the agreement period.

Single year licences renew annually unless notice is received by Eduserv of cancellation before 30 April preceding the August subscription date

The three year licence may be cancelled on 31 July 2017 provided you send Eduserv notice of cancellation before 30 April 2017. If no such cancellation is received the licence shall extend for two further years.

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?

Yes Allowed No Not allowed

Activity 

 
Keep a local cached copy for Educational Purposes 

Yes

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

Yes Allowed No Not allowed £ Allowed at additional cost

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

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

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.

Opt Out

Single year licences renew annually unless notice is received by Eduserv of cancellation before 30 April preceding the August subscription date

The three year licence may be cancelled on 31 July 2017 provided Eduserv receives notice of cancellation before 30 April 2017. If no such cancellation is received the licence shall extend for two further years.

Personal Licences

Personal licences are not available.

Service and Support

Trials

For a 30 day free trial of this service please contact Eduserv Help with your IP address range  

Login information

Supplier: www.geofacets.com

Technical Support

Support will be provided via a single contact or his/her deputy at each Institution. Contact details:

Product Documentation

Tutorial videos are available online

Copying of hardcopy and electronic documentation is permitted.  

Training and Training Materials

User guides are available from here.

Get in touch

Phone
0300 121 0878
Email
help@eduserv.org.uk

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