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FIZ AutoDoc News

March 2014

Navigation menu updated and extended to support new services

March 2014

New document rental service

March 2014

New order form for copyright permissions purchase

March 2014

New order form “Lend a book”

March 2014

Updated FIZ AutoDoc Price List

February 2014

Next Step in the Evolution of Scientific Information Access: DeepDyve and FIZ Karlsruhe Partner to Offer Document Rental Services to FIZ AutoDoc Clients

Digital Rights Management (DRM)

DRM is a technology that enables the secure distribution and sale of digital media-content.

This technical protection measure involves the use of some form of encryption and access control mechanism. It allows publishers and copyright holders to manage the access to copyrighted content, to control or limit usage as well as the further processing and distribution of digital media. 

DRM systems will:

  • control how often the document can be accessed (mostly once).
  • control how often the document can be printed (mostly once).
  • control how long the document will be available on the DRM server of the corresponding document supplier (in general 14-30 days).
  • not permit a document to be saved at all.
  • alert the user if permission has been denied.

The following FIZ AutoDoc document suppliers currently use various DRM systems:

  • BLDSC (British Library Document Supply Centre)
  • BSB (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek)
  • Infotrieve
  • INIST (Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique)
  • Reprints Desk
  • TIB (Technische Informationsbibliothek)


Important:

  • The different DRM Systems might cause problems when used simultaneously depending on your local software and hardware environment.
  • Please make sure that you activate the appropriate DRM system before you try to open the corresponding PDF document.
  • If you are a first-time user,  please try the test documents of our DRM suppliers first. 
  • Because of the limited time an ordered document is available at the supplier's server, do not order it, if you cannot open it within the given timeframe.

Please Note: FIZ Karlsruhe offers as well PDF delivery without DRM

 

Comparison DRM Systems for FIZ AutoDoc

 

FIZ AutoDoc Format name

PDF

PDF / DRM

PDF / DRM FileOpen

Supplier

various Publishers, Infotrieve, Reprints Desk, RAPRA, TIB Hannover

Infotrieve, Reprints Desk

INIST

TIB Hannover

BLDSC

BSB

Supplier format name

PDF

Soft DRM

SED

DRM FileOpen

FileOpen SED

DRM FileOpen

Plugin Installation

no plugin necessary

no plugin necessary

FileOpen

FileOpen

FileOpen

FileOpen

Adobe Acrobat Reader version required

version 7 or higher

version 7 or higher

version 5.0 or higher

not specified

4.0 or higher

4.0 or higher (depending on the operating system)

Accessibility

unlimited

1x*

1x

1x

1x

10x **

Document storage on local hard drive

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes, but Documents can not be moved to another computer or memory device

30 days, during this time the document can be opened 10x

Number of prints

unlimited

1x*

1x

2x

1x

1x

Server storage time

unlimited

30 days *

30 days

30 days

14 days

30 days

Forwarding

Yes

Yes, if document
is unopened

Yes, if document
is unopened

Yes, if document
is unopened

Yes, if document
is unopened

Yes, if document
is unopened

* depends on publisher agreement
** document is sent as an e-mail attachment

FileOpen and Adobe Acrobat

Please use the following link to find more information about Adobe and DRM:

See: www.fileopen.com