ASTM Digital Library and Standards
This agreement provides unlimited access to the complete library of books, journals, manuals, monographs and papers from ASTM International, one of the largest voluntary standards development organisations in the world.
Purchasing the online version for 3 years outright with the flat fee has saved us a considerable amount of money.Janet Peattie, Acquisitions Manager from University of Strathclyde, when asked why they decided to subscribe to the ASTM agreement.
This agreement offers the following benefits;
- Option of licensing for one year (from when the licence is granted) or for a full three year period
- Saving approximately 40%
This Agreement is available to Higher and Further Education institutions in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and selected Chest Associated Sites.
This agreement renews the previous successful agreement.
Owner: ASTM International Supplier: Content Online Limited
Complete ASTM library of books, journals, and papers
- Topical libraries - whatever your area of expertise,
- The entire library of STPs
- The entire library of Manuals and Monographs
- The entire library of Journal papers
- The entire library of papers from any one journal
Access to the digital edition of nearly every ASTM International book and paper spanning 140+ industries and 100+ years including 1000+ books, 30,000+ papers, and 430,000+ pages of information.
Access to Peer reviewed and edited high-quality, market-relevant papers including:
Journal of Testing and Evaluation (JTE)
Geotechnical Testing Journal (GTJ)
Journal of Forensic Sciences 1972-2005 (JOFS)
Journal of Composites, Technology and Research (JCTR)
Journal of Cement, Concrete and Aggregates (CCA)
Gain insight into the technology and developments leading to new standards. Special Technical Publications (STPs) are collections of peer-reviewed papers, usually presented at symposia sponsored by ASTM's 140 technical committees.
Get practical, hands-on application information (Manuals) or advanced and highly technical information (Monographs) from highly-regarded experts in their respective fields.
Access and Identity Management Solution
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Technical Function Specification
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|Technical Function||Standard||Availability||Supplier Notes|
|Full Text Linking||Open URL compliant||ASTM service currently does not adhere to the OpenURL industry standards.|
|Federated Searching||Z39.50 protocol||ASTM does not support Bath Profile Z39.50 rules|
|Metadata Standards||Dublin Core||ASTM currently does not use any recognised Metadata standards.|
|Embargo Periods||Journal content only||N/A|
|Usage Statistics||ASTM service currently does not adhere to the "COUNTER" standard.
|Accessibility||Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)||For HTML web pages, ASTM does not follow W3C guidelines.|
The Digital Library is updated monthly.
The Standards package is updated weekly.
Alterations / Additions
Additions to the content are included under this agreement.
Pricing is restricted to eligible institutions. If you cannot see the pricng then please contact email@example.com.
Some documents and content relating to Chest Agreements are restricted so only users at eligible institutions can view them - if you are unable to see the details and think that you should have access then please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01225 470523.
Preferential Fees for renewing sites who renew BEFORE 31 May 2012
Where a Licensed Institution holds a three year Licence under the previous agreement and paid for that licence 'upfront' with a single one-off payment, that licensed Institution may, at the expiry of that licence, renew it for a further three year period with a single "upfront" one-off payment at the preferential fee of $31,980.
The Renewal Date of the licensed institution's licence under the previous agreement falls between 1 June 2011 and 31 May 2012. 'Renewal Date' is here defined as the date immediately succeeding the date when the Licence issued under the previous Aareement expires; and the Licensed Institution applying for this preferential fee completes and returns an Order to Eduserv before the expiry of the Licence issued under the previous agreement.
Payment is due on receipt of licence. There shall be no pro-rating of the fee. Each licence shall be valid for a 1 or 3 year period from date of issue.
You may choose to be invoiced in US dollars or in UK Sterling - please state your preference on the licence form.
All Purchase Orders must be made out to Eduserv and Eduserv's invoices must be paid within 30 calendar days of the date of the invoice.
Start date: 01 June 2010 End date: 31 May 2013
Institution Commitment Period
This Agreement commences 1 June 2010 and terminates 31 May 2013. Institutions may participate at any time during the period.
- The Institution commits to pay a three year upfront fee on signing up to this agreement which will licence that institution for use of the product for three years or
- An institution can commit to a one year term or
- An institution can commit to three annual instalments.
How to Order
One original signed copy of the Schedule 4 (Licence) is required:
When completed the form should be returned using one of the following methods:
As a PDF by email to email@example.com
By fax to +44 (0) 1225 474301
By post to:
Please include an Institution Purchase Order for the full amount due plus VAT, made out to 'Eduserv'.
On initially accessing the ASTM Digital Library & Standards Package (the Package) through the ASTM International website, a user at a Licensed Institution will be guided through a standard ASTM International "click-through" licence. The user will have to accept the Terms and Conditions of this licence to gain access to the Package. The Terms and Conditions which apply to a Licensed Institution purchasing access to the Package through the Eduserv / Content Online Agreement are the Terms and Conditions of the Eduserv / Content Online Agreement and the Terms and Conditions of the ASTM International "click-through" licence. Licensed Institutions should satisfy themselves that they are content to abide by both sets of Terms and Conditions. In the event of a conflict between the Terms and Conditions of the Eduserv / Content Online Agreement and the Terms and Conditions of the ASTM International "click-through" licence then the Terms and Conditions of the Eduserv / Content Online Agreement shall take precedence.
The Eduserv / Content Online Agreement general terms can be found here: Eduserv General Licence Conditions for Data.
In addition there are Special Conditions which relate to users and usage of the product these are located here: Special Licence Conditions (PDF, 76 Kb) .
What institutions and library services are allowed to do?
|Allowed Not Allowed|
|Incorporate parts of the licensed materials in printed or electronic course materials|
|Include material in Jorum or Institutional repositories|
|Keep a local cached copy for teaching purposes|
Who can use the resource?
'Authorised User' means a type of user who is a currently registered student of the Licensee, a faculty member or an employee of the Licensee, in each case authorised by the Licensee to access the Licensee's library and information services whether from a computer or terminal on the Licensee's Secure Network or offsite via a Secure Access Management System or, in the case of Licensed Materials, access to the Licensee's onsite library facilities.
For full details see: Eduserv General Licence Conditions.
The following table indicates the Other Permitted Users that are permitted to have access to the Products via a Licensee's library and information services whether from a computer terminal on the Licensee's Secure Network or offsite via a Secure Access Management System or via the Licensee's onsite library facilities:
|Allowed Not Allowed|
|Any student studying at another institution who is undertaking a course of study leading to a qualification awarded by the Licensee|
|Teachers of Authorised Users and librarians involved in their instruction and support who are not employed by the Licensed Institution|
|Retired members of staff of a Licensed Institution|
|Bona fide members of a Licensee's Alumni Association|
|Visiting academics, researchers and research supervisors from other educational or research establishments|
|Visiting students from other educational establishments|
|Any person associated with the Licensee but not employed by the Licensee such as pastoral and welfare workers or support people|
|Walk-in Users (a member of the public permitted by a licensed institution to use the library)|
What can authorised users do?
The resource can be used for teaching and learning, research, personal educational development, administration and management of the business of the Licensee's organisation or development work associated with any of the above.
- Not permit others to access, print or download the resource or make or copy Licensed Materials
- Not use the product for commercial purposes or for any purpose other than educational use
- Avoid downloading that might be considered "systematic".
1 year only licence - a licensed site retains right to everything published during that twelve month period.
3 year licence - a licensed site retains right to access the archive and everything published during that thirty six month period.
Material, for which these rights are held, may continue to be accessed and downloaded under the Agreement after its expiry and can continue to be used under the same licence conditions as pertain while the Agreement exists.
Personal Licences are not available under this Agreement.
Each Institution is offered a one-time option of obtaining pre-subscription free trial access to the Products for a period of thirty days at any time during the Term subject only to the availability of the Products. Such a trial shall include the right to twenty-five downloads; Please apply to Eduserv.
Users should go to the following URL. They will be instantly IP recognised even if they are coming via a proxy
Support will be provided by ASTM via a single contact or his/her deputy at each Institution. ASTMsupport can be contacted at:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone 001 610-832-9578
ASTM Technical support is open 8:30 to 4:30 Eastern U.S. Standard Time Monday - Friday.
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