British Library new DRM Lite service

December 8, 2015

From 27th January 2016, a new British Library delivery service called DRM Lite will be introduced making it easier to download and view the articles sent to you electronically from the British Library as part of the Inter-Library Loan Service.

DRM Lite is an electronic delivery method that allows the British Library to supply secure encrypted documents directly to your desktop. The document is locked to a user rather than a machine so it can be viewed on a variety of desktop and mobile devices.

  • The way you request articles hasn’t changed. You should still submit your article requests in the same way.
  • How the library processes your requests hasn’t changed. We still aim to action your request within 3 working days, and we will continue to try and supply requested material free of charge from the collections in the Medical and HSC Library network.
  • If we have to go outside of this network to supply your requested material, it will incur an £8 charge. We will contact you before we proceed with the request any further.
  • If you wish to proceed and the British Library are able to supply the article, you will be advised to register with the British Library’s On Demand Service if you haven’t already.
  • Once your British Library account is set up with a username and password of your choice, you will be able to open, view and download the DRM Lite files that you receive in the email directly from the British Library.

More information will be available on the HONNI blog in the New Year including how to register for your British Library account and requirements for accessing the DRM Lite documents.

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