University Libraries

University Libraries

 

 

ATHERTON LIBRARY
Hawaii Loa Campus
Cooke Academic Center
45-045 Kamehameha Highway
Kaneohe, HI 96744
(808) 236-3505 atherton@hpu.edu

 

 

 

MEADER LIBRARY
Downtown Campus
LB Building
1060 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 544-1133  reference@hpu.edu

Electronic Database Usage Policies

 

The Libraries' databases, eBooks, e-journals and other licensed materials are provided for academic research for the exclusive use of currently enrolled Hawai'i Pacific University students and currently employed faculty and staff.  These license agreements prohibit sharing content with anyone not currently enrolled or employed by the university, including HPU alumni. The clauses in the license agreements supersede the "fair use" provisions in copyright law.

Although license agreements do vary in specific details, there are common responsibility clauses that appear in all, as well as general rights that we seek to negotiate into the license agreements.

It is your responsibility to understand what you are allowed or not allowed to do when using a particular database:

AUTHORIZED USE:

  • As an authorized user, you have the right to search the database, view the results and to extract (by e-mailing, printing, or downloading) limited data or articles for personal academic use only.

PROHIBITED USES:

  • You do not have the right to systematically extract material from a database or to extract a substantial amount of material. (Downloading entire issues of a journal or entire collections of data, for example, is a violation of the User Agreements).
  • All User Agreements specifically prohibit sharing the licensed material in the database with non-authorized users. This means that you may not e-mail or send a copy of an article or other material to a friend or colleague at another institution.
  • You may not post licensed material on your web site.
  • You do not have the right to use the licensed material for commercial purposes.
  • You do not have the right to remove, modify, or obscure copyright notices or other notices and disclaimers.

VIOLATION OF LICENSE AGREEMENT:

  • Violations may result in the publisher terminating access to the database and pursuing legal action against HPU.

Please contact Leo Scott, Electronic Resources Librarian at HPU, at 808-544-9388 or at lscott@hpu.edu if you have questions, comments, or need clarification. 

updated 9/20/2013 -- LS