This agreement provides a site licence to the Compendex Database and the Engineering Index Backfile
- Five year agreement with options for 1 year licence, 3 year licence, or five year licence plus 1 or 2 year extensions. All 3 year licences end 7 December 2011. All 5 year licences end 7 December 2013.
- Pro-rata charging (monthly) for sites licensed partway through year.
- Product supplied and provided by Elsevier.
This Agreement is available to Higher and Further Education Institutions in the UK and the Republic or Ireland, Research Councils in the UK.
This agreement is a renewal of the successful previous 5 years agreement with Elsevier for content required and used by Higher Education throughout the UK and republic of Ireland on the Ei Village platform.
Owner: Elsevier Supplier: Service Provider:
Compendex® database, covering 1969-present, with over 10 million records from more than 5,600 scholarly journals, trade magazines and conference proceedings is the most comprehensive interdisciplinary literature database available in the field of engineering.
Compendex provides you with:
- A vital resource for current awareness, new product information, technological forecasting and competitive intelligence
- An online thesaurus to access more relevant sets of records, thus improving search results
- The most relevant journal articles, conference papers and other documents
Subject coverage includes:
- Building Materials Properties
- Construction Materials
- Ocean and Underwater Technology
- Pollution and Wastes
- Sanitary Engineering
- Water and Waterworks
- Fuel Technology
- Metal Groups
- Metallurgical Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
- Agents and Industrial Chemicals
- Agricultural and Food Technology
- Chemical Apparatus and Plants
- Chemical Engineering Processes
- Materials, Coatings and Finishes
- Fluid Flow
- Heat and Thermodynamics
- Materials Handling
- Naval Architecture and Marine
- Nuclear Technology
- Plant and Power
- Computers and Data Processing
- Control Engineering
- Electronics and Communication
- Light and Optical Technology
- Sound and Acoustical Technology
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Electric Components andEquipment
- Electronic and Thermionic Materials
- Electronic Components and Tubes
- Engineering Management
- Engineering Mathematics
- Engineering Physics
- Instruments and Measurement
BackfileThe Engineering Index Backfile has coverage from 1969 to 1884 with the historic print records digitized and manually re-keyed for accuracy. They are fully searchable abstracted and indexed thus allowing researchers to easily access virtually every major engineering innovation of the 20th century. Combined searching of Compendex and the Ei Backfile offers the most comprehensive resource for engineering available anywhere
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Technical Function Specification
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|Full Text Linking||Open URL compliant||Elsevier service currently adheres to the OpenURL industry standards.|
|Federated Searching||Z39.50 protocol||Elsevier supports all open URL compliant search engines.|
|Metadata Standards||Dublin Core|
|Embargo Periods||Journal content only|
|Usage Statistics||Elsevier service currently adheres to the "COUNTER" (Counting Online Usage of NeTworked Electronic Resources) industry standard.
|Accessibility||Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)||For HTML web pages, Elsevier follows W3C guidelines.|
|Personalisation features||A user can export results and set alerts.|
New content is added weekly.
Alterations / Additions
All additions and new functionality will be incorporated within the price given.
This page has been restricted at the request of the supplier and is only accessible by those users with an appropriate domain.
If you are unable to access the above link please contact Eduserv Help
All Pricing is in Euros - sites will be invoiced in sterling using the exchange supplied by Eduserv bank at the time of invoicing. All pricing exclusive of VAT.
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Single Year sign up
|€ 9,051||€ 9,615||€ 10,207||€ 10,717||€ 11,253|
|Those licensed for a single year to 7 December 2011 may renew for a further 2 years
(Note: this is a binding 2 year commitment)
|€ 10,616||€ 11,146|
3 Year sign up
|€ 8,871||€ 9,315||€ 9,780|
|Those licensed for 3 years to 7 December 2011 may renew for a further 2 years
Commitment is for:
|A single year||€ 10,269||€ 11,253|
|2 years||€ 10,220||€ 10,680|
5 Year sign up
|€ 8,759||€ 9,112||€ 9,479||€ 9,861||€ 10,259|
The Backfile may be purchased at any time during the 5 year agreement for a one-off fee of €11,248 plus VAT. No further charges are due as long at the site maintains a current subscription to Ei Village. If a site cancels its current subscription then an annual charge of the greater of 10% of the annual fee or €2,000 will be payable to access the backfile data.
On receipt of a completed Application Form, Institutions will be invoiced for the Agreement year in which the Licence is signed.
For licence periods of longer than a single year duration; in subsequent years, Institutions will be invoiced three months in advance of the anniversary date of the Agreement, on 7th September.
There is monthly prorata charging for Institutions which become licensed partway through a licence year.
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: 08 December 2008 End date: 07 December 2013
Institution Commitment Period
Institutions may sign to the Agreement at any time during the agreement period and are then committed to the licence period to which they have signed.
Licence periods are single year, two years, 3 years from 8 December 2008 with a renewable options for 1 or 2 years and 5 years terminating on 7 December 2013.
How to Order
Please complete one original signed copy of the Elsevier Order Form (PDF, 549 Kb) .
If you are purchasing the Backfile subsequent to your EI Compendex subscrition application then you should complete one original copy of the Backfile Application Form (RTF, 79 Kb) .
When completed the form(s) should be returned to:
- As a PDF by email: email@example.com
- By Fax: 01225 474301
- By post to:
along with an Institution Purchase Order for the full amount due plus VAT, made out to "Eduserv".
Upon receipt of your licence Elsevier will be informed and you will be sent a computer generated Elsevier form to complete. This will need to be faxed to Elsevier in order to obtain access. Full instructions will be given by Eduserv upon receipt of orders.
Site licence with Elsevier terms and conditions (DOC, 53 Kb)
Elsevier, will on receipt of an order, issue an auto-generated licence to the licensee which must be completed and returned prior to access being granted.
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?
Permitted use of the Licensed Work (the Subscribed Product) includes teaching, research, personal educational development, administration and management of the business of the Licensee's (the Subscribing Site's) organisation, and development work associated with any of the above.
The Licensed Work may be accessed and used by any Authorised User (a faculty member or employee or student of the Licensee) for the purposes of the normal business of the Licensee at any of the Licensee's premises (onsite), or remotely
Other Permitted Users:
The Licensed Work may be accessed and used by the following categories of Other Permitted Users of the Licensee for the purposes of the normal business of the Licensee's organisation at any of the Licensee's premises, or remotely, if authorised to do so (see below).These users may be granted onsite and remote access:
- visiting students from other educational establishments only if they are registered as an exchange student with the Licensee and only for the duration of such an exchange
|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?
Users may print or download, in reasonable amounts, full or partial results of searches of the Licensed Work for the purposes of the normal business of the Licensee. In addition, users shall not substantially or systematically reproduce, retain or redistribute the Licensed Work.
The Licensee agrees not to remove or in any way modify any proprietary marking including any trade mark or copyright notices on or in the Licensed Work or its carrier medium or on any Licensed Materials. The Licensee shall not create any derivative material.
Ei Compendex Current Data
Material downloaded under the Agreement before its expiry may continue to be used under the same licence conditions as pertain while the Agreement exists.
Once the Agreement has terminated then no further access to the service and to future publications will be possible unless the Agreement is renewed or extended. If the Agreement is renewed or extended then new conditions will apply. If the Agreement is not renewed then renewal is a matter between Institutions and Elsevier.
Material 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 at no further charge provided a subscription to the current data is maintained. Failure to maintain a current subscription will result in a platform fee being charged to access the Backfile.
Personal Licences are not available under this Agreement.
For a 30 day free trial of this service please contact Eduserv Helpdesk.
Support will be provided by Elsevier to any user of the data at the Institution. Elsevier support can be contacted 8:00am to 6:00pm U.S. eastern time at:
- Dr Charles Martinez, Product Sales Manager – Northern Europe: Databases
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
- phone Elsevier Service Desk: +1 800-221-1044
- fax Elsevier Service Desk: +1 212 633 3680
User guides are available from Engineering Information.
Copying of hardcopy and electronic documentation is permitted.
Training and Training Materials
Training is included in the price given and is available either on site or via the web.
All queries should be directed to the Ei Customer support helpdesk.