Emerald Computer Abstracts International Database
The Computer Abstracts International Database (CAID) provides online access to over 200,000 abstracts from the 200 foremost journals in computer science. From its first publication in 1957, CAID has remained a pioneer in its field, keeping pace with an industry which moves at breathtaking speed. CAID’s accredited journal coverage list is compiled from the library holdings of computing centres of excellence worldwide, such as Stanford University and MIT.
- Savings over direct subscription
- Annual opt out clause
- Pro-rata charging (monthly) for Institutions licensed partway through a year
- Options for extended educational use and commercial projects
Start: 1 January 2012 - End: 31 December 2014
Universities, colleges and other learning, educational and research bodies in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Other organisations aligned with Eduserv’s charitable objectives of supporting education, research bodies and the public sector may ask to participate in the Agreement. Eduserv will liaise with the Supplier about any such requests.
Renewal of popular previous agreement. There has been a continuous agreement for Emerald CAID since 1 June 1998.
Owner: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstracts and Indexes covering: Emerald Computer Abstracts International Database
Computer Abstracts International Database provides online access to over 200,000 abstracts, dating back to 1987, from the 200 foremost journals in computer science. From its first publication in 1957, CAID has remained a pioneer in its field, keeping pace with an industry which moves at breathtaking speed. CAID’s accredited journal coverage list is compiled from the library holdings of computing centres of excellence worldwide, such as Stanford University and MIT.
Academic and research-oriented industrial computer scientists and electrical engineers.
CAID covers all major subject areas including:
- Artificial intelligence
- Communications and networks
- Computer theory
- Database and information systems
- Systems organization
Key titles include:
- ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (USA)
- Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (Netherlands)
- The Computer Journal (UK)
- IEEE Software (USA)
- RAIRO Theoretical Informatics and Applications (France)
- SIAM Journal on Computing (USA)
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Full text linking
Emerald service adheres to the OpenURL industry standards
Web feed formats
Emerald currently uses XML standards for Metadata and data is delivered via XML, SGML and PDF.
Emerald provides MARC records for its Journal content.
Months embargo period
Emerald journals do not have an embargo period
More than 270 e-journal titles preserved in the LOCKSS programme
Emerald service adheres to the "COUNTER" standards.
Emerald aims to make all public Web pages meet level AA, and will aspire to meet level AAA where possible within resource constraints.
Once a user has registered on ‘My Profile' they can create a range of customised features, including: RSS Feeds; Saved Search Alerts, ToC Alerts and Weekly Digests of subscribed or all journals; create Marked Lists; and subscribe to Emerald Newsletters. There are a range of communities for different end-users (authors, librarians, researchers, teachers) which offer interactive participation.
The frequency of updates will vary with each journal title but all are included in the cost.
Alterations / Additions
All additions to the database are included in the annual subscription charge. All new functionality of the EMERALD platform is included for all products at no additional cost.
In addition to the Core Licence, there are additional optional licence extensions. These are described in the Licence information section.
Emerald Computer Abstracts International Database
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All prices are in GBP and exclude VAT.
On receipt of a completed Order, Institutions will be invoiced for the Agreement year in which the Licence is signed.
In subsequent years, Institutions will be invoiced three months in advance of the anniversary date of the Agreement, on 1 October 2012 and 2013.
There is monthly pro-rata 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: 01 January 2012 End date: 31 December 2014
Institution Commitment Period
This Agreement is of 3 years duration. Institutions may join the agreement at any time during the agreement period. They will then be committed to the end of the Agreement Period from the date of issue of the Licence unless they give notice to Eduserv before 15 September 2012 for renewals from 1 January 2013 and 15 September 2013 for renewals from 1 January 2014.
How to Order
One copy of the Order Form (PDF, 868 Kb) is required. You can oder other Emerald products on the same order form.
When completed the form should be returned to:
- As a PDF by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- By Fax: 01225 474301
- By post to:
along with an Institution Purchase Order for the full amount due plus VAT, made out to ‘Eduserv’.
This Overview is designed to provide a general summary of the Agreement. Before committing to buy a Licence, potential subscribers must always read the licence terms, paying particular attention to any special licence conditions.
Site licence with Eduserv Standard Chest Licence Terms and Conditions. In addition to the Core Licence there are additional, optional extensions available;
Option for Extended Educational Use – this extension is required if the licensee wants to extend secure access to students and the staff instructing them who are not members of the licensed institution. For example, users in partner colleges in UK or overseas or students on franchised or validated courses.
Emerald has agreed to allow students who are registered at the licensed institution but who are also registered at another UK or Irish institution to access under the core licence without the need to purchase an extended educational option, whether or not the other UK or Irish Institution also holds a licence from Emerald.
Emerald requires that the licensed institution must purchase an Extended Educational Use Licence for those students who are registered to another institution, but receive qualification accredited or validated by the licensed institution. This applies to both UK/Irish and overseas students.
Licence Extension for Commercial Projects – this can be purchased in addition to the Option for Extended Educational Use and means that a licensee can use the resource in projects that are deemed ‘commercial’, for example; where they receive payment from third parties, for non-academic research, consultancy services or where they have the majority or controlling interest in a trading company, partnership, joint venture or other collaborations.
Emerald has agreed that use of their resources by research students funded by commercial organisations does not constitute commercial use. These researchers are welcome to use the results of their research in their workplace, but having left the university must no longer be allowed access to Emerald resources under the university’s licence unless the university purchases an alumni extension.
Optional Extension for Alumni - this extension can be purchased separately and allows the licensee to extend secure access to Alumni for “Educational Purposes”.
What institutions and library services are allowed to do?
The Core Licence allows the following activities;
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Keep a local cached copy for Educational Purposes – [see Licence Term 2.2(a)]
Incorporation of parts of the Licensed Material – [see Licence Terms 2.2(f)/(h)/(j)]
Deposit of learning and teaching objects in repositories – [see Licence Term 2.2(k)]
Interlibrary loan – [see Licence Term 2.2(m)]
Who can use the resource?
The Core Licence allows use by all Authorised Users, defined as Students, Staff and Walk-in Users – [see Licence Terms 1.1(a)(i)/(ii)/(iii)]
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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
What can authorised users do?
The resources can be used for Educational Purposes – see Licence Term 1.1(b):
- distance learning
- private study
- academic research
- administration and management of the Licensee’s educational or research operations
- See Licence Term 3 for exclusions and restrictions
- The resources may not be used for anything other than Educational Purposes unless the Licence Extension for Commercial Projects has been bought; this allows use for the restricted “Commercial Projects” defined – see Annex B of the Licence (Licence Extension for Commercial Projects) and prices.
- Downloading of large amounts of material by authorised users that might be considered ‘systematic’.
Purchase is perpetual (although unless the Archive Is purchased the institution will not retain perpetual rights to access merely temporary access is granted whilst a subscription to the Frontlist is maintained). 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.
Personal Licences are not available under this Agreement.
A 30 day free trial is available. Please contact Eduserv Help with contact details and IP range.
Support will be provided via a single contact or his/her deputy at each Institution. Contact details:
- email: email@example.com
- phone: 01274 785 278
- fax: 01274 785 204
Comprehensive help files are included in the Online service
Copying of hardcopy and electronic documentation is permitted for staff and registered students and other permitted users except Alumni.
Where additional access has been subscribed to for Alumni (who have access to subscribing library’s facilities) they may copy parts of both hardcopy and electronic for personal use only and may not distribute it without requesting permission through either Rightslink or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training and Training Materials
All queries about training should be directed to the Emerald Helpdesk.
Brief Guides are available.
In addition, to keep abreast of issues, librarians can sign up to the free Librarian service (registration required) available from Emerald.