A site licence for SpringerMaterials, a data collection in all areas of physical sciences and engineering based on the Landolt-Börnstein New Series is available thorugh this Chest Agreement.
40% price reduction
Sites taking a subscription from 1 August 2012 – 31 July 2013 will receive further 40% discount off the previously advertised Chest Agreement price.
- savings of up to 75% off the list price
- pro-rata pricing for sites joining partway through a licence year
- full site licence, including walk-in users
Agreement start date: 1 August 2010
Agreement end date: 31 July 2013
Higher and Further Education Institutions in the UK and the Republic or Ireland and to Research Councils in the UK
The previous Chest Agreement was for the Landolt-Bornstein product. This product is no longer available and has been replaced with SpringerMaterials.
Owner: Springer-Verlag London Ltd
SpringerMaterials is based on the Landolt-Börnstein New Series, the unique, fully evaluated data collection in all areas of physical sciences and engineering. It is a systematic and comprehensive resource of selected and critically assessed data explained in their scientific context. SpringerMaterials also comprises the Dortmund Data Bank Software & Separation Technology, a database on Thermophysical Properties and the Linus Pauling Files, a database on Inorganic Solid Phases and chemical safety data.
SpringerMaterials consists of:
- 400 Landolt-Börnstein volumes, 250,000 substances and 1,200,000 citations, 44,000 Chemical Safety Documents (REACH Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, GHS Globally Harmonized System RoHS Restriction of Hazardous Substances, WEEE Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment)
- The world's largest Database on Thermophysical Properties, the subset of the DDBST (Dortmund Data Bank Software & Separation Technology) comprising 300,000 data points.
- Linus Pauling Files, the most comprehensive database on inorganic solid phases comprising 190,000 documents
SpingerMaterials is expanded and updated on a quarterly basis and offers advanced search & navigation functionalities.
SpringerMaterials covers the following subject areas:
- Particles, Nuclei and Atoms
- Molecules and Radicals
- Electronic Structure and Transport
- Multiphase Systems
- Advanced Materials
- Advanced Technologies
- Astro- and Geophysics
Access and Identity Management Solution
Key - Available Not Available
|IP Address range|
|Username / Password|
Technical Function Specification
Key - Available Not Available Additional Cost
|Technical Function||Standard||Availability||Supplier Notes|
|Full Text Linking||Open URL compliant|
Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)
|Embargo Periods||Journal content only||[tickN/A]|
Not applicable to SpringerMaterials subscription.
|N/A||For institutions previously licensed to Landolt-Börnstein access will be granted through either Portico or LOCKSS. If not a member of one of the offered archiving services, individual solutions will be found.|
New content is added quarterly.
The following price reductions are subject to contract but we anticipate finalising this shortly.
|1 August 2012 to 31 July 2013||1 August 2012 to 31 July 2013|
|JISC Band||Reduced to|
|A and B||£9,273|
|C and D||£6,120|
|E to J||£2,596|
Pricing will be pro-rated in the first year so that you only pay for the number of months between joining and the 1 August renewal date.
Prices exclude VAT
For JISC price banding, please visit JISC Collections Banding.
For price banding for sites in Ireland, please click here (PDF, 235 Kb) .
On receipt of a completed Licence, Institutions will be invoiced for the Agreement year in which the Licence is signed.
For the subsequent year, Institutions will be invoiced three months in advance of the anniversary date of the Agreement, on 1 May.
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: 1 August 2010 End date: 31 July 2013
Institution Commitment Period
This Agreement terminates on 31 July 2013. Institutions may sign to the Agreement at any time, but having signed will be commited until the end of the Agreement.
How to Order
When completed the Order Form (PDF, 551 Kb) should be returned using one of the following methods:
As a PDF by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
By fax to 01225 474 301
By post to:
Please include an Institution Purchase Order for the full amount due plus VAT, made out to 'Eduserv'.
Site licence with the following conditions: Eduserv General Licence Conditions for Data
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.
|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?
Use is for academic purposes only.
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 Springer.
Personal Licences are not available under this Agreement.
For a 60 day free trial of this service please contact Springer at email@example.com
Support will be provided by Springer via a single contract or a deputy at the institution. Springer support can be contacted at:
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- phone: +49-6221-345-4306
- fax: +49-6221-345-4229
Document delivery is available via http://www.springermaterials.com/
Training and Training Materials
On-site training is offered to any Licensed Institution which requests it.