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UK - Public libraries get online access to research journals

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Bob, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. Bob

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    Public libraries get online access to research journals
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25981183

    It isn't clear about the date that access will be available.
     
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    A bit more info here:

    Access to Research Initiative Makes Journal Research Free to Public
    By Mercy Pilkington
    http://goodereader.com/blog/digital...tiative-makes-journal-research-free-to-public

     
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    Thanks Bob. Encouraging.

    Looks like you can't save or print a copy, and can only access at a library so the housebound are excluded, as are those with limited mental energy - reading a whole paper is hours of work if you are not familiar with the area.

    But still, progress. And at least this way you can check out an article before paying for a personal copy (either directly or requesting from your library for a fee) which removes the risk of paying and getting a dud - which is often the case given that abstracts can be so misleading.
     
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    Won't people be able to save the papers to a memory stick or CD?

    Oh - @Simon says not. What - not even copy and paste?
     
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    The idea is, as Simon says, that you can only read the papers at a library terminal.
    Whether you can copy and paste depends on the system they use, but the intention is that you can't.

    T&Cs:
     
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    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    Have to be a hidden camera then...;)
     
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    ooo, just seen this in T&C:
    So maybe you can take a (print) copy for personal use. Now that would be good, as someone else can get a copy for you (my library is not in the scheme).
     
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    Screen snaps are your friend.
     
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    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    Only if you can save them. Is it possible to send emails from a library computer? If so, you could email copies to yourself!
     
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    Fair point.
     

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