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July 2005: Science Direct (Freedom Collection) subscription begins.
February 2005: Euclid Prime subscription begins (Project Euclid)
December 2004 - January 2005: Free trial of EBSCO Host database
November 2004: The TMU contract for Springer-Link (free access from the TMU campus to all Springer journals, whether TMU has a subscription or not) has been renewed.
March 2004 (Faculty of Science Library Committee): the TMU subscription to Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has reverted to print-only. Earlier issues can still be viewed online, however.
INFORMATION ON THE ONLINE MATHEMATICS LIBRARY
This web site is an extension of the mathematics library of Tokyo Metropolitan University. It contains material which is intended to be useful for local users. However, visitors are welcome.
Most of the links are colour-coded in the following way:
|No payment required|
|Availability depends on subscription etc.|
This is only a general guide. For example, online versions of journals are usually available to local users on the TMU campus if TMU has a subscription, but access may still be restricted by IP address or by password.
INFORMATION ON THE MATHEMATICS LIBRARY OF TOKYO METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
Local information such as opening hours can be found here. In addition, it is possible to search the library catalogue from this web page:
November 2004: A new academic version of Google, called Google Scholar has been launched.
2004: Springer Open Choice service has begun (author pays US$3,000, article published by Springer with free access).
March 2004: The Duke Mathematical Journal is offering (for a limited time) a CD containing all issues published during the first 100 years of the journal.
THE WORLD DIGITAL MATHEMATICS LIBRARY
The World Digital Mathematics Library is a worldwide collection of projects whose aim is to place online the entire mathematical literature. This includes all literature published in the past, as well as new literature. There are currently no common standards for this project, and no leader. The project includes both free and commercial material. The project is coordinated by the International Mathematical Union.
Electronic Library (European Mathematical Society) (FREE)
CONSORTIUM PRICING - HOW DOES IT WORK?
(A brief descriptionof consortium pricing - under construction.)
LINKS TO ARTICLES ABOUT JOURNAL PRICES
What can we do about journal prices? Advice from the IMU
IMU recommendations (further information from the IMU)
Gordon & Breach v. AIP and APS (famous dispute concerning publication of surveys of journal prices)
OTHER WEB SITES OF INTEREST
Rutgers University (guide to electronic literature)
LEGAL AND SECURITY MATTERS
The internet is changing rapidly, and it is the responsibility of the individual user to be aware of the current rules governing use of the internet, which vary from country to country and web site to web site. However, some general principles are:
- material on the internet is generally protected by copyright; it is generally not allowed to download material and then post the same (or modified) material on other web sites, or to distribute, or sell the material, without the permission of the owner.
- material on the internet can generally be downloaded for personal use and storage on personal computers. If the material is referred to in other publications, it should be acknowledged (in the same way that printed material is acknowledged).
- for commercial transactions, a credit card is necessary. If you do not submit your credit card number, you will not be charged. If you choose to submit your credit card number (in order to make a purchase), you should check that the web site is secure (an address of the form https://...).
These are general guidelines only and there may be exceptions.