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What are Digital Download links?
These are the temporary URL links emailed to you in response to your Issues in Society Digital Editions order or annual subscription, allowing you to download Digital Editions PDF files within 14 days.
Which email address should we supply to The Spinney Press in order to receive our download links?
You may provide any preferred email address, but please be aware the email address will discretely appear at the bottom of every page of the ebook as part of the digital watermark which states that the ebook is licensed for exclusive use by your school.
What is the reason for the Digital Watermark on my Digital Editions?
The digital watermark, which discretely displays your email address and school’s name at the bottom of each page, identifies your school as the exclusive licence holder of your ebook for copyright purposes.
What are the licence terms and conditions for Digital Editions?
All Digital Editions are supplied with a flexible site licence which allows your school to do unlimited copying and printing of your Digital Editions – as long as you manage them securely on your own school network or library/learning management system using a password log-in. For more information you can view our two-page Copyright Agency Limited institution-wide licence agreement at the following link: Digital Editions CAL Licence (PDF) (320 Kb)
Does my school actually own our Digital Editions?
Yes, unlike ebooks hosted on ebook library lending platforms, your school does have direct control over how and where you use your Digital Editions. Please note, however, that you must adhere to the licence terms for the ebooks, as stated when first downloaded (i.e. you must host the Digital Editions securely via password log-in; you are not allowed to allow access/resell your Digital Editions to a third party etc).
What security measures do I need to take in order to host Digital Editions online?
Under the terms of the licence agreement, you are required to ensure your Digital Editions are not accessible by the general public and only available for download by students and staff at your school through a secure password-based login.
Can I manage my Digital Editions on my online library or learning management system?
Yes, you may manage Digital Editions on your school library system (e.g. Oliver) or learning management system (e.g. Moodle) – as long as you manage them securely using a password log-in. You may need to consult your own IT support staff to assist in securely setting up the PDFs within your particular system. The Spinney Press is not able to offer direct IT support in relation to the hosting of Digital Editions on your school’s network.
How can I display my Digital Editions
You may display your Issues in Society cover thumbnails in your catalog by either dragging and dropping the images from The Spinney Press website (no permission required), or sourcing them from SCIS.
What are the interactive functions in my Digital Editions?
Go to the following link for full instructions on how to use the many interactive mark-up features in ‘Digital Editions’ – How to use ‘Digital Editions’ (PDF) (325 Kb)
When does my subscription expire?
Subscriptions are only supplied on a calendar year basis, however renewal invoices are sent out with the last release of titles for the year in late July. If you do not initially renew your subscription, you will be sent up to two reminders before the end of the year.
When are my download links for Digital Editions sent to me?
Digital Editions download links are emailed to all school customers 1-2 weeks after the print books released. See release dates on our website for both print and Digital Editions.