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United Nations iLibrary

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The United Nations iLibrary is the comprehensive global search, discovery, and viewing source for digital content created by the United Nations. It provides librarians, information specialists, scholars, students, policy makers, influencers and the general public with a single digital destination for seamlessly accessing publications, journals, data, and series published by the United Nations Secretariat, and its funds and programs. The Licensor is the OECD.

Key Facts

Benefits

  • Discount against direct subscription
  • Tiered pricing based on JISC Bands
  • Annual opt out

Important dates

  • Agreement start date: 01 February 2019
  • Agreement end date: 31 January 2022
  • Subsequent invoice dates: 1 November 2019 and 2020

Licence Type

Site Licence

Commitment Period 

This Agreement is of 3 years duration. Institutions may join the agreement at any time during the agreement period. They will then be committed to the end of the Agreement Period unless they give appropriate notice to cancel.

Trials

For a 30 day free trial of this service please contact Chest 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

The UN iLibrary has recently been digitised and made available through the OECD platform – it is being made available as part of that agreement or as a standalone product.

Product Information

Supplier Details

Licensor Details: OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), in partnership with Wize Nordic AB.

OECD is an intergovernmental institution having its headquarters at 2 rue André Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16, France.

Wize Nordic AB is a companyincorporated in Sweden having its headquarters at Kungsgatan 44, S-111 35 Stockholm, Sweden.

Product Description

The United Nations iLibrary is the first comprehensive global search, discovery, and viewing source for digital content created by the United Nations.

It provides librarians, information specialists, scholars, students, policy makers, influencers and the general public with a single digital destination for seamlessly accessing publications, journals, data, and series published by the United Nations Secretariat, and its funds and programs.

United Nations iLibrary offers an extensive list of features that deliver flexibility, speed, and efficiency such as intuitive navigation, integrated search results, granular content, citation tool, DOI identification, and multilingual content.

Every year around 500 new titles are planned to be added to United Nations iLibrary, approximately 70% of which are in English and cover the following topics:

Agriculture Rural Development and Forestry International Trade and Finance
Children and Youth Migration
Democracy and Governance Natural Resources, Water and Energy
Disarmament Peacekeeping and Security
Drugs, Crime and Terrorism Population and Demography
Economic and Social Development Public Health
Environment and Climate Change Transportation and Public Safety
Human Rights and Refugees United Nations
Human Settlements and Urban Issues Women and Gender Issues
International Law and Justice

Access and Identity Management Solution

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

Technical Function Specification

Technical Function

Standard

Compliance

Supplier Notes

Full text linking

OpenURL

No

Implementation is linked to Ingenta capacity to roll it out for all their Pub2Web publishers, no date available.

Federated searching

Z39.50 protocol

No

Implementation is linked to Ingenta capacity to roll it out for all their Pub2Web publishers, no date available.

Harvesting

SRW/SRU

No

OAI-PMH

No

RSS or Atom

No

Metadata standards

Dublin Core

No

Implementation is linked to Ingenta capacity to roll it out for all their Pub2Web publishers, no date available.

MARC

Yes

PRISM

No

Months embargo period

N/A

Digital preservation

Lockss

No

Clockss

No

Portico

No

Usage statistics

COUNTER

Yes

Counter 4

SUSHI

No

Accessibility

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

No

Personalisation features

Yes

Email alerts and RSS feeds are under development.
Each institution can brand the homepage.

Service levels

No

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

Updates

New content will be loaded as made available.

Alterations/Additions

Every year around 500 new titles are planned to be added to United Nations iLibrary. All additions and new functionality will be incorporated at no additional charge.

Useful resources

What can UN iLibrary be used for?  Students, academics and researchers can find the answers here - download the flyer
UN iLibrary FAQs - download the flyer
UN iLibrary One-pager - download the flyer
UN iLibrary Postcard - download

Service and Support

Trials

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

Login information

www.un-ilibrary.org

Technical Support

Support will be provided by the support team at OECD in Paris via a single contact or his/her deputy at each Institution. OECD support can be contacted at:

Product Documentation

Comprehensive help files will be available in the future. 

Training and Training Materials

A tour of UN material is located here.

All queries should be directed to Wize Nordic:
Dan Ahlskog
Wize Nordic
OECD iLibrary customer service & information - UK and Ireland
Tel: +46 (0) 850 10 31 93
Mobile: +46 (0) 768 94 89 29
Email: Dan.Ahlskog@wizenordic.com 

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

This Site licence is subject to the terms and conditions for the Standard Chest Licence for Online Resources. Exceptions to these terms and conditions are shown at the bottom of the page.

What are institutions and library services allowed to do?

Keep a local cached copy for Educational Purposes

No

Incorporation of parts of the Licensed Material

Yes

Deposit learning and teaching objects in repositories

Yes

Interlibrary loan

Yes

Who can use the resource?

User

On site

Remote access

Students

Yes

Yes

Staff

Yes

Yes

Walk-in users

Yes

Yes

Alumni members

Yes

Yes

What can authorised users do?

The resources can be used for Educational Purposes – defined as:

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

Exclusions:

  • See the Licence for any 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

Post termination copies of parts of the Licensed Material already made and/or used by the Licensee or Authorised Users in accordance with clause 2.2 may be retained and used in accordance with the terms of this Licence Agreement – see Licence Term 10.5.

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.

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 OECD.

Institutions have the right to opt out of the agreement each year by giving notice on or before 1 October to cancel with effective from 31 January the following year.

Personal Licences

Personal licences are not available under this Agreement.

Exceptions to the Terms and Conditions

Clause 10.4 of the Terms and Conditions for the Standard Chest Licence for Online Resources has been amended for this Agreement. The written notice period is 120 days, and not 60. Therefore, written notice of early termination should be served on or before the 1 October prior to the subsequent term end date of 31 January.

Products and Pricing

Currency: All prices are in GBP and exclude VAT 

Subscription Year: 1 February - 31 January

Payment terms are shown at the bottom of the page.

Please note, the below pricing includes details of other OECD products (UN iLibrary, Commonwealth iLibrary), details of which can be found in their respective Agreements. This is to facilitate ease of ordering.

Please also note, for sites placing orders prior to the Agreement going live on the 1 February 2019, the start date you input on your order should be 01/02/2019.

Annual Subscription

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Payment Terms

This Agreement is of 3 years duration, commencing 1 February 2019 and terminating 31 January 2022.

Institutions may join the Agreement at any time during that period.

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

For the subsequent years, unless cancellation notice is received by Eduserv, Institutions will be invoiced three months in advance of the anniversary date of the Agreement, on 1 November 2019 and 2020.

There is monthly prorata charging for Institutions which become licensed partway through a licence year.

All Purchase Orders must be made out to Eduserv

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

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