The British Library (BL) usually supplies journal articles to us electronically through its Secure Electronic Delivery (SED) service. SEDs are documents which are encrypted and Copyright-protected, so they can only be accessed and viewed in a specific way, and for a limited period.
Please follow the instructions below to ensure that you can open and use your document successfully, and also please note that:
For more information, please refer to the information and helpful FAQs on the BL On Demand pages.
The British Library 'DRM Lite' option will enable you to view, download and print your article, by following these steps
How can I access my SED on my own device, or my PC within a DMU faculty building?
You will need to ensure the following before opening the file, otherwise you will not be able to view, download, or print your article:
You can then proceed to view, download or print your document, by following steps 2-9 below.
If you do not ensure that all the above requirements are fully met, you will not be able to view and print off your requested article. Please note that DMU Library and Learning Services are unable to provide a replacement copy of the article if you have not met the requirements above.
You will need to follow these steps:
In order to meet with Copyright legislation the link to a SED is designed to be used just once. This link enables you to access the requested document on the BL server.
Please note that:
For this reason, you should ensure that you open and download the document as soon as possible and also print a copy off immediately if you require a paper version.
Due to British Library restrictions (which are in place for copyright reasons), you can only use a link to a SED document on the BL server once. Therefore after you have accessed the SED on the BL server once, you cannot use that link again to open it.
You will only be able to print your article off once, and you must not distribute that document to anyone else.