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IET Inspec

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Abstract and indexing references related to scientific and technical literature in the areas of physics, electrical and electronics engineering, computing and control engineering.

Key Facts

Benefits

  • Savings against direct purchase of between 15% - 34%
  • Below inflation annual increase on 3 year and 5 year commitments
  • Annual Licence available
  • Choice of platform

Important dates

Agreement start: 1 September 2016

Agreement end: 31 August 2021

Invoice date: 1 June

Commitment Period

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

Institutions have the option to take out a fixed three or five year licence or an annual licence which renews automatically unless cancelled by providing notice on or before 31 May annually and paying the appropriate penalty as shown on the order form.

Licence type

Site licence

Trial

A free 30 day trial is available please contact Chest Help specifying which service provider you wish to use.

Eligible Institutions

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

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

Background Information

This agreement is the renewal of a former agreement that has been in place with the IET for over 25 years.

Product Information

Supplier Details

Licensor: The Institution of Engineering and Technology, a Company incorporated by Royal Charter in England and Wales (company number RC000263), and registered as a Charity in England & Wales (no 211014) and Scotland (no SC038698), whose registered office is Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL.

Service Providers: 

  • EBSCOhost
  • EI Engineering Village
  • Ovid SP
  • ProQuest
  • Thomson Reuters Web of Science

Product Description

The IET’s Inspec database, the leading English-language bibliographic information database, contains over 15 million abstract and indexing references to journal articles, conference proceedings, technical reports and other literature in the fields of science and technology.

Access and Identity Management Solution

 

EBSCOhost

EI Village

Ovid SP

ProQuest

Web of Science

OpenAthens (SAML)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Shibboleth (SAML)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

IP address range

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Username / Password

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Technical Function Specification

The Service Providers confirm that throughout the term of the agreement the products will comply with the standards indicated.

Technical Function

Standard

EBSCOhost

EI Village

Ovid SP

ProQuest

Web of Knowledge

Full text linking

OpenURL

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Federated searching

Z39.50 protocol

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Harvesting

SRW/SRU

N/A

No

Yes

Yes

No

OAI-PMH

N/A

No

Yes

Yes

No

RSS or Atom

N/A

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Metadata standards

Dublin Core

N/A

N/A

N/A

No

N/A

MARC

N/A

N/A

Yes

Yes

N/A

PRISM

N/A

No

No

No

N/A

Months embargo period

No

No

N/A

No

N/A

Digital preservation

Lockss

N/A

N/A

N/A

No

N/A

Clockss

N/A

N/A

N/A

No

N/A

Portico

N/A

N/A

N/A

No

N/A

Usage statistics

COUNTER

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

SUSHI

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Accessibility

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Personalisation features

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

N/A

Service levels

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

N/A

*For more precise information on Ebsco spec’s please click here 

Updates

Provider  Updates
The IET  Weekly 
EBSCOhost  Immediate 
EI Village  Weekly 
Ovid SP  Within 24 hours of receipt of file 
ProQuest  Weekly - automatically updates once the feed is delivered 
Web of Science  Weekly 

New content is added to the database weekly. The table above advises how quickly that is loaded by each provider.

Alterations/Additions

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

Improvements to the different interfaces may be made from time to time throughout the agreement and any additional functionality will be included without further charge.

Service and Support

Trials

A free 30 day trial is available please contact Chest Help specifying which service provider you wish to use.

Login Information

Provider

URL:

EBSCOhost Details of the accessing URL will be confirmed direct with the customer when the trial or order is activated on the EBSCOhost platform 
EI Village  Engineering Village
Ovid SP 
ProQuest This varies by institution but will be set-up by customers services at ProQuest 
Web of Knowledge  Web of Science login

Technical Support

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

Service Provider Email: Phone: Fax:
EBSCOhost support@ebsco.com 0208 447 4200   
EI Village  nlinfo@elsevier.com  +31 20 485 3767   
Ovid SP  support@ovid.com
Antonia.nogales@wolterskluwer.com
0203 197 6660 0203 197 6601
ProQuest ProQuest Support +800 4997 4111 or
+1734 707 2513 
 
Web of Science Thomson-Reuters Technical Support 0800 328 8044 (Within the UK)
+44 800 328 8044 (Outside of the UK)
or
+44 20 3564 2068
0207 433 4001

Product Documentation

Material is available at the following location Inspec User Documentation.

Copying of hardcopy and electronic documentation is permitted.

Training and Training Materials

Inspec Training material is available from the IET at the following locations

Terms and Conditions

The Chest Order, together with the Licence Terms and Conditions, and any exceptions listed below, create a legally binding contract between your institution, organisation or company and the Licensor. Therefore please read the terms and conditions carefully and only submit a Chest Order if its terms and conditions are acceptable to your institution, organisation or company and you have the authority to make the financial commitment shown.

Licence Type

Site licence with Standard Chest Licence for Online Resources. Changes to these terms are shown at the bottom of the page

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 June 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020.

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

Chest is an Enterprise of Jisc. All Purchase orders must be made out to JISC, One Castlepark, Tower Hill, Bristol, BS2 0JA.

Payments are due within thirty days of invoice date; recipients of late payments are entitled to interest in accordance with UK statutory provisions.

What institutions and library services are allowed to do?

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

On site Remote
Students

Yes

Yes

Staff

Yes

Yes

Walk-in Users

Yes

No

Alumni members

Yes

Yes

The Standard Licence can be extended Extended Educational Purposes and Commercial Projects for additional fees - see Price and Ordering tab.

What can authorised users do?

The resources can be used for Educational Purposes – see Licence Term 1.1(b):

  • 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 unless the Licence Extension for Commercial Projects has been bought; this allows use for the restricted “Commercial Projects” defined – see Annex B of the Licence (Licence Extension for Commercial Projects)
  • Downloading of large amounts of material by authorised users that might be considered ‘systematic’.

Termination Clauses

Sites signing on an annually renewed basis may opt out of the agreement on the anniversary date by giving notice to Eduserv:

On or before  for the licence period commencing 
31 May 2017 1 September 2017
31 May 2018 1 September 2018 
31 May 2019 1 September 2019 
31 May 2020 1 September 2020 

Sites signing on 3 or 5 year renewed basis may opt out of the agreement on the anniversary date by giving notice to Eduserv AND paying the appropriate penalty fee as shown on the Order Form:

On or before for the licence period commencing
31 May 2017 1 September 2017
31 May 2018 1 September 2018
31 May 2019 1 September 2019
31 May 2020 1 September 2020

Notice must be provided in writing (email is sufficient) and will be passed to both the IET and the chosen Service Provider.

Personal Licences

Personal licences are not available.

Exceptions to the Terms and Conditions

The Fee for early termination in accordance with clause 10.4 of the Terms and Conditions for the Standard Chest Licence for Online Resources is nil.

The Fee for retention rights upon termination in accordance with clause 10.5 of the Terms and Conditions for the Standard Chest Licence for Online Resources is nil.

Alumni use is allowed under the standard licence and is included in the Fee.

Products and Pricing

Currency: All prices are in GBP and exclude VAT 

Pricing:

Prices are tiered based on Jisc Bands and are comprised of two elements:

  • Subscriptions for the content from the IET plus licence extension options 
  • A charge for service provision which will vary depending upon which platform you choose to access through.
  • Download the Service Provider Platform Fees.

Payment terms are shown on the terms and Conditions tab.

Select your purchase from the list below and your Service Provider during the order process. Chest will confirm the price of Service Provision and the total price for your order.

Service Providers are:

  • Clarivate Web of Science (Ex Thompson Reuters)
  • EBSCOhost
  • EI Engineering Village
  • OVID
  • ProQuest

Licence Term:

1 September - 31 August

Information about Licence Extensions for educational and commercial use, are shown at the bottom of the page.

Annual Subscriptions

A single year commitment annual subscription Licence renews automatically on each successive 1 September unless cancelled by providing notice to Chest in writing on or before 31 May prior to the following 1 September. 

A three year subscription may only be entered into during the licence years 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19.

A five year subscription may only be entered into during the licence year 2016/17.

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Licence Extensions

Licence Extensions, as described in the Standard Licence for Online Resources, can be purchased at the following % of the Data Fee

Jisc Band Extended Educational Use Commercial Extension
1-3 10% 10%
4-6 10% 10%

Please contact Chest Help for more information if you would like a licence extension.

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