E-Book Platforms: Digital Rights Management (DRM)

E-Book Platforms: Digital Rights Management (DRM)

Platform Use Online (Read/Copy/Print/Save) Use Offline (Borrow/Full-download/Print/Save)
ACLS Image, text or PDF view.  Choose PDF to view or print up to 10 pages at a time. No
Canadiana Image view online. Choose the box with the down arrow to download complete document in PDF.
Center for Research Libraries No For full-download in PDF, from the catalogue record click the box to the right of that reads "Available online: Center for Research Libraries."
Chadwyck (EEBO) Click on camera icon to read one page at a time in PDF or TIFF. For full-download, add to Marked List, click on Marked List and select "Download image document sets in PDF format."
Chicago Read text online. No
CRC Read text online or download in PDF to save or print.  For interactive tables use printer icon to print first 25 rows or click on the page icon to use Excel to export.  No
Credo Listen to or read text online or print/save in PDF.  Limited to one entry at a time. No
desLibris Read online and print. Create a personal account to be able to create a bookshelf, folders, and create annotations. No
Duke Click on a chapter heading or choose "Read Now." To download chapters in PDF,  click on the down arrow (resources). No
ebrary
(borrowable)
Availability note: "Your institution has unlimited access to this book."  Ebrary e-books acquired as part of a collection usually have unlimited access (e.g. Girl Trouble in Canadian Publishers' Collection) .  DRM normally permits copying up to 15% or printing up to 30%.  Choose "Read Online" to read page by page or "Chapter Download" to print a limited range of pages to PDF. For full-download, create an ebrary account to borrow the book.  Create/use Adobe Digital Editions for viewing on desktop/laptop or Bluefire for handheld devices. Borrowing period is usually 14 days.   While borrowed, copy and print are normally limited to 10% of book.  Up to 10 ebrary ebooks can be borrowed at any one time. 
ebrary
(non-borrowable)
Availability note: "Your institution has access to 1 copy of this book" Individually acquired books are normally licensed for a single user (e.g. Homosexualities, Muslim Cultures and Modernities) .  Usually, copying is limited to 15% and printing is limited to 30% of the book.  Choose "Read Online" to read page by page or "Chapter Download" to print a limited range of pages to PDF. No
E-books on EBSCOhost
(borrowable)
Read online or save in PDF and/or ePUB formats.  Page restrictions vary by publisher, usually limited to 30, 60, or 100 pages (e.g. Seeing Green).  Checkout and download to read offline or download PDF to read online without checking out.  Popular titles may be completely DRM-restricted from saving/printing any portion of the book (e.g. Slaughterhouse-Five).  For full-download, create an EBSCOhost account to borrow the book and read offline.  Create/use Adobe Digital Editions for viewing on desktop/laptop or Bluefire for handheld devices. Two-hour checkout period for most recently acquired books.  Other books have three-week checkout periods.  Up to 10 EBSCOhost ebooks can be borrowed at any one time. 
E-Books on EBSCOhost
(non-borrowable)
Permissions note: "Download Restricted."  Books in PDFand/or ePUB formats. DRM restrictions vary by publisher, usually 30, 60, or 100 pages.  Note: Full-download is not permitted by some publishers (Edward Elgar, MIT, Tauris and University of Califonia, e.g. Children of NAFTA). 
Gale (ECCO) Page view or reading view.  Print or save one page at a time or portions up to 250 pages at a time as a PDF file. Full-download up to 250 pages at a time.
InteLex Read transcribed texts online and/or print page views. No
MoA Read scanned images online and print page by page, or choose "View entire text" to view a single file transcription of entire work. Page by page download.
OECD Read on web and/or download PDF.  Download tables in Excel format.  Full-download in PDF.
OVID Read entries online.  Save in ascii or html, or print.  No
Oxford Digital Reference Shelf Read or print online view. Create/use an Oxford account to save entries.  Only e-books with green unlocked icons are available to Trent clients.  Narrow search results to full-text by restricting availability to unlocked titles. No
Sage Knowledge Read or print entry or download chapters to PDF, normally not more than 10% of any book.  Limit results to "Available to Me" for e-books licensed for Trent clients.  No
ScholarsPortal
Single User
(SUPO borrowable)
Books with copyright note: "Limited to one user at a time" (e.g. Indigenous poetics in Canada).  Printing and/or copying is normally DRM-restricted to 20% of the text. Click on "Borrow this E-Book" to borrow and read. Create/use an Adobe ID for Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire for handheld devices to borrow and read. Borrowing period usually is 72 hours (3 days).  An unlimited number of books can be borrowed at any one time.
ScholarsPortal
Single User Plus (SUPO+  borrowable)
Books with copyright note: "Limited to one user at a time and no downloads" (e.g. Freshwater Politics in Canada).  Printing and copying are not permitted. Click on "Borrow this E-Book" to borrow and read. Create/use an Adobe ID for Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire for handheld devices to borrow and read.  Borrowing period is usually 72 hours (3 days). An unlimited number of books can be borrowed at any one time. 
ScholarsPortal  (unlimited)
 
Books with "Read this book" (e.g. Marriage and the British Army).    Online views vary.  For books in XML read online or click the printer icon to print the chapter. No.  Most of these e-books do permit a range of pages to be exported to PDF for printing (e.g. No Insignificant Part).
ScholarsPortal
(Internet Archive Canada)
Download PDF to read online. Full-download in PDF.
Springer View chapter online or use PDF download for individual chapters.  E-books with yellow lock icons are not available to Trent clients. Full-download in PDF or ePUB format. 
Taylor & Francis Set "Filter My Results" to "Full access content only" to limit to full-text books.  Only books with the blue unlocked icon are available to Trent clients.  Click on "Quick Access" to read online and/or print.  95% of e-books in this collection are DRM-free. For DRM-free e-books choose "Download a copy" for full-download in PDF. For DRM-restricted, download FileOpen Acrobat Reader plug-in.  These may be limited by number of users, maximum viewing time, or pages printed.
 UPSO Oxford (University Press Scholarship Online) Read online or print online view.  Choose "View PDF" to save or open PDF chapters. Create/use an Oxford account to save chapter PDFs for printing.  Only e-books with green unlocked icons are available to Trent clients. Narrow search results to full-text by restricting availability to unlocked titles. No
VSI (Very Short Introductions) Read online or print online view.  Create/use an Oxford account to save chapter PDFs for printing.  Only e-books with green unlocked icons are available to Trent clients. Narrow search results to full-text by restricting availability to unlocked titles. No