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For Librarians | 2008 SpringerLink Licensing Options Frequently Asked Questions

2008 SpringerLink Licensing Options Frequently Asked Questions

1. There are several different versions of access associated with Springer’s new online access policy. Which version should I renew to? 

Springer offers a number of different license options, each offering unrivaled flexibility to help meet your demanding needs. The charts below provide a description of our Standard Licenses and explain access and entitlement available with each type of print or online subscription. It will help make your selection easier.
If you are interested in Academic Single Site, Multi-site and Consortia Licenses or Corporate Single Site and Multi-site Licenses please contact your Springer Licensing Manager or Journal Fulfillment Center listed below.
Please Note: Individuals are able to take advantage of these Licensing Options at institutional rates. However Print Plus is available at personal rates*.
*Society rates and access are determined on a per-society basis. Contact your society for details.

Explanation of Standard Licensing Options 

Please note that Current Articles are those journal articles published in subscription year 2008. Contemporary Articles are in subscription years 1997-2007 and Springer Online Journal Archives are articles published prior to 1997.
SubscriptionYour AccessYour Entitlement
Print Plus Free Electronic
Subscribers that purchase current print journals at list price are offered free electronic access to Current Articles.
New customers must apply for registration.
Current Articles (current subscription year) only. Access to current articles is free for the length of the subscription. When subscription ends, electronic access ends.
E-Only**
Subscribers purchase electronic journal Current Articles at list price and receive free access to Contemporary Articles.Current Articles (current subscription year) and Contemporary Articles (1997 to 2007), provided Springer has the rights in the Contemporary Articles and has made the material available on SpringerLink, and publication of the journal concerned had started in the years concerned.
Continuous access is granted to subscribed content for as long as customer is subscribing to SpringerLink content. After that, access and storage options are available for subsequent years.
Enhanced
Subscribers of print journals may receive their electronic current year counterparts for an additional 20% of the purchase price. Current Articles (current subscription year) and Contemporary Articles (1997 to 2007), provided Springer has the rights in the Contemporary Articles and has made the material available on SpringerLink, and publication of the journal concerned had started in the years concerned.
Continuous access is granted to subscribed content for as long as customer is subscribing to SpringerLink content. After that, access and storage options are available for subsequent years.

Springer Online Journal Archives Licensing Options 

Online Journal Archives
SubscriptionYour AccessYour Entitlement
Subscribers may purchase a complete collection of Online Journal Archives (pre-1997) as a package. Or, purchase any number of 11 subject packages from Volume I, Issue 1 to 1997.The complete subject collection(s) purchased.Ownership of electronic content, per terms of your contract.

Online Access by Subscription Option 

Print PlusE-OnlyEnhancedOnline Archives
Print JournalsCurrent YearXX
Current Articles- ElectronicCurrent YearXXX
Contemporary Articles- Electronic 1997- Current ArticlesXX
Online ArchivesPre-1997X

2. If I purchase the Enhanced version, how long will I have to access these volumes? 

Your 2008 Current Article subscription will grant you access to all Contemporary Articles and Current Articles until two years after the last issue in current subscription year is published.

3. What access will I lose if I decide not to renew to the Enhanced version in 2008? 

You will lose access to the next Subscription Year’s Current Articles (2009) content 60 days after the last issue is published and access to any content that was not subscribed to as a Current Articles. Springer will provide ongoing online access to the Licensed Materials for two (2) additional years with continuing access in subsequent years to be provided in one of the following options:
• A mutually agreed-upon digital storage medium for a nominal service plus handling fee, and/or
• Licensee may elect to pay a negotiated fee per title per year for ongoing online access to the Licensed Materials.

4. If I lapse on my Enhanced version subscription for a year or longer, will I be granted access to this content if I renew to it? 

Yes, you will be granted online access to this content, but you will not receive the print content for these back volumes without paying back issue prices.

5. If I subscribe to E-only how long will I have access to back volumes if I do not renew the following year?  

You will lose access to the next Subscription Year’s Current Articles 2009 content 60 days after the last issue is published and access to any content that was not subscribed to as a Current Articles. Springer will provide ongoing online access to the Licensed Materials for two (2) additional years with continuing access in subsequent years to be provided in one of the following options:
• A mutually agreed-upon digital storage medium for a nominal service plus handling fee, and/or
• Licensee may elect to pay a negotiated fee per title per year for ongoing online access to the Licensed Materials.

6. If I purchased an Enhanced version, would this mean that I’ll also get access to this additional content as it becomes available? 

No, Springer Online Journal Archives will be offered under separate subscriptions by Online Libraries.

7. Whom should I contact at Springer with questions regarding consortia arrangements? 

Contact your local Springer representative or Subscription Agent. There is a current list of Springer representatives available at:

8. Does Springer offer pay-per-view service? 

Yes. You can access Springer journals content on a pay-per-view basis through SpringerLink, springerlink.com. Special pay-per-view service licenses may be available to institutions and corporations through your local Springer representative.

9. I am also interested in finding out more about Springer’s online book content. Whom should I contact? 

On www.springer.com/ebooks you can find more information on the new eBook Collections.

10. I have further questions about Springer’s online content and need assistance with my renewal or new subscription. Whom should I contact? 

For Customers in the Americas:
Springer
Journal Fulfillment
P.O. Box 2485
Secaucus, NJ 07096, U.S.A.
TEL: 1-800-SPRINGER
FAX: 1-201-348-4505
EMAIL: journals-ny@springer.com
For Customers outside the Americas:
Springer Distribution Center, GmbH
Customer Service Journals
Haberstrasse 7
69126 Heidelberg, Germany
TEL: +49/6221/345-303
FAX: +49/6221/345-4229
EMAIL: subscriptions@springer.com