Frequently asked questions
No, you need additionally to VPN our Library Proxy!
Use is permitted under the following conditions in accordance with copyright law:
§ 42.(6): “Schools, Universities and other educational institutions may produce and distribute copies for teaching purposes to the extent justified by the number of copies required for a particular class or course (reproduction for own school use);”
Digital uses in teaching and learning §42g (1): “Schools, Universities and other educational institutions may, for the purpose of illustrating teaching …., reproduce, distribute,….. published works for digital use if
1. this takes place under the responsibility of the educational institution on its premises or in other locations or
2. in a secure electronic environment,
to which only the pupils, students and teaching staff of the educational institution have access and insofar as this is justified for the pursuit of non-commercial purposes.”
Please note the following important points on the part of the Legal Department:
(i) you must use a secure electronic environment, to which or to which only the students and teaching staff have access (e.g. password-protected);
(ii) books which are intended for school or educational use (as specifically designated on the book), the use may not exceed minor excerpts of the work, as a rule up to 10% of the work.
When you add a new publication via the Dashboard to the Research Explorer, the publication is not automatically visible. First, it is listed in a moderation queue and the metadata is enriched by the librarians. Only after that check the publication is visible in the repository.
Install the extension “Open Access Helper” to your browser and add the institutional settings:
– Click on “Search by name”
– Enter the name of the Institute
– Click on “Search” (full name including number 871 is displayed)
– Click on “Save settings”