ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library
A site licence to ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library (SEDL), a vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information created by the world’s top technical experts and business professionals.
This is an absolute must! Any measurement should follow the standards; BS do not fully cover all the mechanical engineering topics.Library Liaison Officer for the School of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering, Loughborough University
- Savings of up to 50% over previous agreement
- Capped annual increases
Agreement start date: 1 January 2013
Agreement end date: 31 December 2015
Licences are for a period of 3 years from the start date of the licence.
Universities and colleges in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
This agreement extends the previous agreement with Content Online.
Owner: ASTM International 100 Barr Harbor Drive, PO Box C700, West Conshohocken, PA, 19428-2959 USA
Supplier: Content Online Limited
ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library (SEDL) is a vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information created by the world’s top technical experts and business professionals representing 135 countries.
It covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering. Access to over 80 years of ASTM information.
|Books - Selected Technical Papers (STPs)|
|Books - Manuals, Monographs and Data Series|
Access and Identity Management Solution
Key: Available, Not available
OpenAthens (SAML) or Athens (delete as appropriate)
|IP address range|
|Username / Password|
Technical Function Specification
The supplier confirms that throughout the term of the agreement the products will comply with the standards indicated.
Key: Available, Not available, £ additional cost, N/A – Not applicable
Full text linking
Compliant with various discover services(including Summon & EDS)
MARC - Machine-Readable Cataloguing
Available from OCLC
PRISM - Publishing Requirements for Industry Standard Metadata
Months embargo period
No embargo periods on the journals included
ASTM shall use reasonable efforts to make online access available on a continuous basis. Availability will be subject to periodic interruption and downtime for server maintenance, software installation or testing, loading new files, and reasons beyond the control of ASTM. ASTM does not guarantee access, and will not be liable for damages or refunds if the Product becomes unavailable temporarily, or if access becomes slow or incomplete due to system back-up procedures, Internet traffic volume, upgrades, overload of requests to servers, general network failures or delays, or any other cause that may from time to time make the Product unavailable for the Licensee or Licensee’s Authorized Users.
New content is added monthly.
All additions and new functionality will be incorporated at no additional charge.
Pricing is restricted to eligible institutions. If you cannot see the pricng then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
email@example.com or call us on 01225 470523.
Annual increases will be capped at a maximum of 4.8%
Price exclude VAT.
Pricing is effective 1 January 2013.
Institutions will be invoiced for the Agreement year in which their Licence starts.
In subsequent years, Institutions will be invoiced three months in advance of their licence anniversary date.
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: 1 January 2013 End date: 31 December 2015
Institution Commitment Period
This Commitment Period is of 3 years. Institutions may join the agreement at any time during the agreement period.
How to Order
One copy of the Order Form (PDF, 579 Kb) is required. When completed the form should be returned using one of the following methods:
- As a PDF by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- By fax to +44 (0) 1225 474301
- By post to:
This agreement is under ASTM Subscription License Agreement (PDF, 121 Kb) .
All parties are working towards putting the agreement under the standard Chest agreement as soon as possible.
What institutions and library services are allowed to do?
Allowed Not Allowed
|Keep a local cached copy for Educational Purposes|
|Incorporation of parts of the Licensed Material|
|Deposit of learning and teaching objects in repositories|
Who can use the resource?
The resources are licensed for all Authorised Users, defined as Students, Staff and Walk-in Users.
|Allowed Not Allowed £ Allowed at additional cost|
|Students are people undertaking education or research who are included in the Licensee’s (and not any other party’s) report to government authorities of student numbers|
|Staff are any personnel used by the Licensee to instruct or direct Students, the Licensee’s research staff and administrative and management personnel|
|Walk-in Users are any persons who while on the Licensee’s premises use the resources for private study or personal interest only|
|Alumni members are not classed as Authorised Users and are not allowed to use the resources (Supplier has decided to exclude completely)|
Refer to our Student Access Decision Maker for further clarifications, and remember that the information provided in this overview is for general guidance only; it is important that you read the Licence Terms in full.
What can authorised users do?
The resources can be used for Educational Purposes:
- distance learning
- private study
- academic research
- administration and management of the Licensee’s educational or research operations
Under 3 year licence - a licensed site retains right to access everything published during that thirty six month period. If a site Opts out they lose all retention rights.
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 of the agreement subject to availability. A trial includes the rights to twenty-five downloads; Please apply to Eduserv.
Support will be provided via a single contact or his/her deputy at each Institution. Contact details:
- Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: ASTM Support Desk
- Phone: 001 610-832-9578 or 0169 747 5839
Comprehensive help files are included on the ASTM Subscriptions page.
Copying of hardcopy and electronic documentation is permitted.
Training and Training Materials
Product Demonstration on youtube.