Edith Garland Dupré Library Policy on Acceptable Use of E-Resources

Statement of acceptable use of policy for library e-resources

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The Acceptable Use of E-Resources must be upheld by all of the library's users (students, faculty, and staff). Edith Garland Dupré Library reserves the right to revoke access to its resources should users fail to comply.

Statement of Acceptable Use Policy

Use of electronic resources is limited to University of Louisiana at Lafayette authorized users (students, faculty, staff, and walk-in library visitors). Users must follow Fair Use as outlined in U.S. Copyright Law and provisions of license agreements with individual providers. Material obtained through the library in an electronic format must be used for personal, noncommercial purposes.

Improper use generally includes, but is not limited to:

  • Utilizing robots/auto crawlers
  • Downloading entire eJournals
  • Printing numerous copies of a single article
  • Publishing or distributing articles made available through library databases

Unauthorized use of Dupré Library databases and other electronic resources can result in revocation of access and/or disciplinary action. Dupré Library faculty members and vendors of electronic resource content reserve the right to identify and monitor suspicious activity involving library products and services with usage statistics.

Acceptable use examples:

  • Accessing library resources from off-campus with CLID and password authentication
  • Accessing library resources through Moodle and ULINK
  • Sharing or emailing articles and resources among authorized users
  • Saving articles to a personal folder or flash drive, but not for purposes of re-distribution

Users of library resources must also comply with the campus-wide Information Technology Policy on security and acceptable use.

For questions about use or to see the full policy on file, contact your E-Resources librarian, Sherry Curry (sherry@louisiana.edu or (337) 482-5704).

Definition of E-Resources

Electronic resources governed by the acceptable use policy are defined as resources within the library's collection that require a computer for access. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Online periodical databases
  • Online reference databases
  • eJournals
  • eBooks
  • Government information
  • Data files
  • Websites

Data may be accessible online or on locally recorded media, such as CD-Rom or DVD.

Last updated 8/09/13. © Copyright 2013 by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Account Security

Protect Your  CLID/ULID

Please be aware of phishing schemes and other possible malicious software. These programs may be trying to obtain your University computing services account (CLID) and password for the improper use of e-resources and databases. Providing access for unauthorized users (University non-affiliates) is defined as unacceptable use and Dupré Library reserves the right to revoke access to materials and/or begin disciplinary action on these grounds.

Do not:
  • Share your CLID and password with another person
  • Respond with your CLID and password to phishing scams
  • Allow malicious software to run on personal computers

For more information on how to safeguard your online University presence, see the the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Help Desk page and the campus IT Security Officer.

Last updated 8/09/13. © Copyright 2013 by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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