IET Digital Library
All IET journals, Engineering & Technology magazine and conferences/seminars are available online via the IET Digital Library through this Chest Agreement.
- Prices through the Chest Agreement represent a significant cost saving when compared with academic list prices
- Flexible licence terms with 1, 2, 3 or 5 year options and option to purchase Archive in perpetuity
- Additions to the content, improvements to the interface, and additional functionality are included under this agreement at no additonal cost (Current File only)
This Agreement is availabe to HE and FE institutions in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Research Councils and selected Associated Sites.
This is a renewal of an agreement that has been existence for 15 years.
In this Section:
- Supplier Details
- Product Description
- Access and Identity Management Solution
- Technical Function Specification
Owner: The Institution of Engineering & Technology
The IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) Digital Library holds more than 100,000 technical papers from 1994 onwards for all IET journals, magazines, conference publications and seminar digests. Highly cited journals such as Electronics Letters are available alongside 24 IET Research Journal titles, the IET's online only journal Micro & Nano Letters, the IET's member magazine Engineering & Technology, plus seminar digests and conference publications.
Also available is the IET Digital Library Journals Archive. With over 70,000 articles available, this is the complete collection of research journals published by the Institution between the years 1872 and 1993.
The Chest Agreement includes annual subscription models to access:
The IET Digital Library Current File and Archive File (1994 onwards plus all content from 1872-1993)
The option for a one-off purchase of the IET Digital Library Journals Archive (1872-1993) in perpetuity is also available.
Special pricing has been negotiated for Further Education.
The IET Digital Library Current File (1994 onwards) - annual subscription
The IET Digital Library holds more than 100,000 technical papers from 1994 onwards for all IET journals, magazines, conference publications and seminar digests. Highly cited journals such as Electronics Letters (1) are available alongside Micro & Nano Letters (2). Also available are 22 IET Research Journal titles (3), the IET's member magazine Engineering & Technology (4), plus conference publications and IET Seminar Digests (5).
(1) Electronics Letters is internationally renowned for its rapid communication of new developments and emerging topics across the broad and interdisciplinary field of modern electronics and electrical engineering. Every two weeks, Electronics Letters publishes high-quality peer-reviewed short original research papers at the forefront of science and technology from authors worldwide.
(2) Micro & Nano Letters specialises in the express publication of short research papers concentrating on the latest advances in the science, engineering, technology and applications of miniature and ultraminiature structures and systems that have at least one dimension ranging from a few tens of micrometers to a few nanometers.
(3) The IET Research Journals are a series of 24 internationally renowned journals. The journals contain both original and review papers relating to all disciplines in electrical, electronics, computing, control and communications technologies.
Contributions are received from a worldwide authorship base. Each contribution is subject to rigorous peer-review using expert referees selected by the Editors-in-chief. This process ensures that only the most significant papers are published. The IET Research Journals frequently publish special issues providing concentrated coverage of interesting and important subjects. Guest Editors are invited to oversee the development and production of the Special Issue. Suggestions for suitable topics are encouraged and should be addressed to the Managing Editor of the appropriate journal.
The 22 journal titles in the IET Research Journals package are:
IET Circuits, Devices & Systems
IET Computers & Digital Techniques
IET Computer Vision
IET Control Theory & Applications
IET Electric Power Applications
IET Electrical Systems in Transportation – new for 2011
IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution
IET Image Processing
IET Information Security
IET Intelligent Transport Systems
IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation
IET Power Electronics
IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation
IET Renewable Power Generation
IET Science, Measurement & Technology
IET Signal Processing
IET Systems Biology
IET Wireless Sensor Systems – new for 2011
New Titles Launching in 2011:
• IET Electrical Systems in Transportation - is aimed at all aspects of electrical power systems in modern transport applications including generation, storage, distribution and utilisation. The scope extends to all sectors of transportation: aerospace, marine (including sub-sea), automotive or land-based and rail. The central theme of the journal is to focus on the system and sub-system aspects of electrical energy including system architectures and integration, energy management, control and protection.
• IET Wireless Sensor Systems - aimed at the growing field of wireless sensor networks and distributed systems which has been expanding rapidly in recent years and is evolving into a multi-billion dollar industry.The Journal is launched to give a platform to researchers and academics in the field and is intended to cover the research, engineering, technological developments, innovative deployment of distributed sensor and actuator systems.
(4) Engineering & Technology is the IET's flagship magazine featuring analysis, news, innovation announcements, job advertisements and careers advice. The coverage is wide and aimed at professionals in all areas of engineering and technology including the key industry sectors of communications, control and automation, electronics, management, IT, manufacturing and power.
(5) The IET organises a range of international conferences and seminars each year. These conferences and seminars cover all aspects of electrical, electronic, manufacturing and systems engineering, and related sciences.
The IET Digital Library Current File and Archive File - annual subscription
The IET Digital Library Current File and Archive File includes all of the above, plus the Archive File which comprises all journals published during the years 1872 to 1993.
The IET Digital Library Journals Archive (1872-1993) - one-off fee for perpetual access
The IET Digital Library Journals Archive is the complete collection of research journals published by the Institution between 1872 and 1993. This invaluable resource covers over 130 years of peer reviewed articles in electrical and electronic engineering, telecommunications, computing, power, control, radar, circuits, materials, and related research in IT. The collection also includes the world renowned Electronics Letters with archive content available from 1965–1993. The complete journal archive is now available on the IET Digital Library - http://www.ietdl.org/journals/doc/IEEDRL-home/jrnlarc/. Through the Chest Agreement, sites will pay a one-off fee for perpetual, site-wide access.
The offer is for perpetual access to the IET Digital Library Journals Archive data (1872-1993), which may either be viewed on the IET Digital Library (IDL) platform or via local loading. A small annual Service Provision Fee of £75 will apply to sites that choose to receive the access through the IDL platform -- however, this charge will not apply to sites who already possess a Licence from the IET to access the IET Digital Library through the IDL platform. Eduserv shall have no responsibility to the IET or to the Licensed Institution (site) for the invoicing and collection of any Service Provision Fee, which shall be a matter solely between the IET and the Licensed Institution. Sites will also have the option of requesting the raw XML metadata and articles in PDF format for local loading at no extra cost to sites, but shall only be provided at the specific request of a given site. Sites purchasing the IET Digital Library Journals Archive are not entitled to discounts for subscriptions to aggregated journal collections where these publications may form part of the collection, such as the IEEE/IET Electronic Library.
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Full Text Linking
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If valid resolvers are registered Supplier can activate the links.
A thesaurus is available and it uses uncontolled vocabulary.
Journal content only
IET Digital Library subscribers can manage the subscription and use personalisation features available features available from Scitation.
For details of the level of service offered, please click on the below link to download the Service Level Table:
IET Digital Library is not updated on a particular schedule, but each journal issue is uploaded as soon as it becomes available.
The IET Digital Library Journals Archive is a static collection not subject to updates.
The IET Digital Library Current File is not updated on a particular schedule, but each journal issue is uploaded as soon as it becomes available. Additions to the content are included under this agreement at no additonal cost. Improvements to the interface may be made from time to time throughout the agreement and any additional functionality will be included without further charge.
The IET Digital Library Journals Archive is a static collection and not subject to updates.
Pricing details are restricted to bone fide users in academic institutions in the UK and Ireland - if you are having trouble accessing the pricing information then please contact Eduserv Help / 01225 470 523.
The IET Digital Library Current File and The IET Digital Library Current File & Archive File (subscription):
IET data fees (XLS, 33 Kb)
Data and service provision is included in one fee. Service provision is only available through The IET.
The IET Digital Library Journals Archive only (one-off perpetual purchase):
Regular Chest pricing: IET Archive data fees and delivery details
An annual Service Provision Fee of £75 will apply to sites that choose to receive the access through the IDL platform -- however, this charge will not apply to sites who already possess a Licence from the IET to access the IET Digital Library through the IDL platform. Eduserv shall have no responsibility to the IET or to the Licensed Institution (site) for the invoicing and collection of any Service Provision Fee, which shall be a matter solely between the IET and the Licensed Institution. Sites will also have the option of requesting the raw XML metadata and articles in PDF format for local loading. This option will be made available to sites by the IET at some time during the first half of 2010 at no extra cost to sites, but shall be provided only at the specific request of a given site.
Institutions will only be invoiced by Eduserv for the data fee. The data fee for the IET Digital Library Journals Archive is a one-off payment for perpetual access.
This Agreement is of 5 years duration, commencing 1st September 2008 and terminating on 31st August 2011 for the Current File (with or without the Archive, as an annual subscription model) or terminating on 31st August 2013 for the IET Digital Library Journals Archive (licensed in perpetuity). Institutions may sign up to the Agreement at any time during that period. On receipt of a completed Licence, Institutions will be invoiced for the Agreement year in which the Licence is signed.
For the subsequent year, with regards to annual subscription model purchases, Institutions will be invoiced three months in advance of the anniversary date of the Agreement, on 1st June annually. There is monthly, pro-rata charging of the Data fee for Insitutions which become licensed partway through a licence year (for the Current File and Archive subscription model).
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 September 2008 End date: 30 August 2013
Institution Commitment Period
This Chest Agreement commences 1st September 2008. For the IET Digital Library Current File and the IET Digital Library Current and Archive Files (subscription models) the Chest Agreement terminates 30th August 2013. Institutions may participate at any time during the period. Licences may be taken for 1 2 3 or 5 year period; however 5 year licences may only be purchased in the first year of the Agreement period so that no institution is licensed beyond 30 August 2013.
For the IET Digital Library Journals Archive, perpetual access can be purchased for a one-off fee up until 30 August 2013.
How to Order
The IET Digital Library Current File or The IET Digital Library Current File and Archive File (annual subscription model):
1. One original copy is required of the: Order Form (DOC, 126 Kb)
2. One original copy is required of the: Licence (Schedule 4)
(DOC, 53 Kb) 3. An Institution Purchase Order for the full amount due plus VAT, made out to "Eduserv".
The IET Digital Library Journals Archive (perpetual access, one-off fee):
1. One original copy is required of the: IET Archive Licence (Schedule 4)
(PDF, 451 Kb)
2. An Institution Purchase Order for the full amount due plus VAT, made out to "Eduserv".
When completed the forms should be returned to Eduserv:
- By post to:
- By email: email@example.com
- By fax: 01225 474301
For Inspec subscribers: The Order Form and Licence Form can also be used to purchase Inspec. For full details please visit the Inspec website
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 for Data and Special Conditions.
Other Permitted Users:
Means the following catergories of User are permitted to have access tothe 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:
- students 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
- visiting academics, researchers and research supervisors from other educational or research establishments if they are working there on a recognised programme, or exchange;
- visiting students from other educational establishments if studying there on a recognised programme, or exchange;
Alumni Prohibited: This Agreement DOES NOT permit such use.Walk-In Users Allowed: Walk-In User means a person other than an Authorised User who is permitted to access the secure network of the Licensed Institutions only via a computer or terminal within the Licensed User's premises. The licence IET Digital Library permits such use.
|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
• personal educational development
• administration and management of the business of the Licensee's organisation
• development work associated with any of the above
• Use the product for commercial purposes (i.e. monetary gain) or for any purpose other than educational use
• Work of direct benefit to the employer of students on industrial placement
• Non-authorised users; they must not be given access, print or download the resource(s) or allowed to make a copy of any licensed materials
• Downloading of large amounts of material that might be considered "systematic"
For The IET Digital Library Current File and The IET Digital Library Current File and Archive File access is granted only during the term of the subscription. No archival access is granted after termination or at end of subscription unless the perpetual option has been purchased. Material downloaded during the Agreement can continue to be used under the same licence conditions as pertain while the Agreement exists.
Access to The IET Digital Library Journals Archive is perpetual, after paying the one-off fee. Service provision charges may be payable on an annual basis but this is a matter between the IET and the licensed institution. Please see:
Personal Licences are not available under this Agreement.
For a free trial of up to 30 days for this service please contact Eduserv Help.
For the IET Digital Library Current File method of access is online.
Perpetual access to the IET Digital Library Journals Archive data may either be viewed on the IET Digital Library (IDL) platform or via local loading. A small annual Service Provision Fee of £75 will apply to sites that choose to receive the access through the IDL platform -- however, this charge will not apply to sites who already possess a Licence from the IET to access the IET Digital Library through the IDL platform. Eduserv shall have no responsibility to the IET or to the Licensed Institution (site) for the invoicing and collection of any Service Provision Fee, which shall be a matter solely between the IET and the Licensed Institution. Sites will also have the option of requesting the raw XML metadata and articles in PDF format for local loading.
The IET Digital Library consists of plenty of information pages including a support page at: www.ietdl.org/journals/doc/IEEdRL-home/info/support/
and an FAQ page available at:
Technical support is available from:
- IET Contact: Neil Dennis
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- office hours: 9am - 5pm (Monday - Friday)
- Scitation Helpdesk - firstname.lastname@example.org - 24 hour support
Copying of hardcopy and electronic documentation is permitted as long as it will not exceed that permitted by the Copyright Licensing Agency agreement.
Training and Training Materials
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