e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection FAQs

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Please visit the Carnegie Foundation website to view your institution's classification. Test

Yes. 45-day trial access is available to institutions interested in Duke University Press electronic collections. Visit the trial access page to request a trial.

For the order to be complete and access enabled, Duke University Press must have the following:


1. Payment (see price sheet)
2. A signed site license agreement complete with IP address(es.


Payment should be sent to Duke University Press Customer Relations. The site license agreement should be sent to the attention of the library relations manager at 919-680-6078, e-mail, or by mail to 905 W. Main St., Suite 18B, Durham, NC 27701.


Once we have processed your order, customers receive an e-mail invitation to activate their access. If you have any questions, please contact edukebooks@dukeupress.edu.

Yes. An e-mail acknowledgment with activation instructions will be sent once payment is processed.

Yes, COUNTER-compliant usage statistics are available to e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection customers. Please visit admin.read.dukeupress.edu to download your institution's usage reports.

Licensees will have perpetual access to content from the paid year(s). They will have access to back content not previously purchased by licensees with a current order only. With the purchase of the current year's titles, customers will also receive access to all available backlist titles.

Sign and return the appropriate site license via fax to the attention of the library relations manager at 919-680-6078, e-mail it to libraryrelations@dukeupress.edu, or mail it to 905 W. Main St., Suite 18B, Durham, NC 27701.

HighWire Press hosts the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection at read.dukeupress.edu.

On read.dukeupress.edu, authorized users can print unlimited pages from a downloaded PDF; the direct print function available on the website currently prints one page at a time.

Individual titles are available from select vendors, including YBP Library Services, MyiLibrary, and ebrary. Please contact libraryrelations@dukeupress.edu for more information.

Yes. Vendors have been alerted to the pricing model and will be glad to assist librarians in processing an order.

Proposed changes to the site license may be submitted in addendum format to the library relations manager at libraryrelations@dukeupress.edu.

To place a new or renewal order for the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection, contact Duke University Press by e-mail at edukebooks@dukeupress.edu, by fax at 919-688-2615, or by phone at 919-688-5134.

Yes. Duke University Press provides renewing institutions with a 90-day grace access period beginning January 1 of each calendar year to allow institutions uninterrupted access.

Content that is supplied for course or research use that is supplied to the end user at no cost may be made without explicit permission or fee. Content that is provided to the end user for a fee of any sort may not be made without payment of permission fees to Duke University Press. E-reserves should be posted on a secure site accessible to class members only, and content should be purged from the e-reserve system at the end of each semester.

Copies for course or research use that are supplied to the end user at no cost may be made without explicit permission or fee. Copies that are provided to the end user for a copying fee may not be made without payment of permission fees to Duke University Press.

A hard copy printed from the electronic files of the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection may be supplied to another institution by mail, fax, or secure transmission using Ariel or its equivalent (whereby the electronic file is deleted immediately after printing). The supply of such copies must conform to CONTU guidelines or similar restrictions to fair use provisions under copyright law.

All members of the licensee's campus or institutional community who are authorized to use the computers within this domain are deemed authorized users of the site license. Walk-ins are also deemed authorized users of the site license, but they do not have remote access privileges.

Yes. Duke University Press will require a site license agreement for the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection. Any questions regarding the site license can be directed to the library relations manager at 919-687-3655 or libraryrelations@dukeupress.edu.

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Tier information is available on our product price sheets. In the US, tiers are based on your institution's 2015 Carnegie Basic Classification. Outside the US, pricing tiers are based on national income level as determined by the World Bank.

Current customers to the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection can purchase a print add-on option in which they receive a paperback edition of every new book included in the collection. For more information, please visit the e-Duke Books Pricing and Ordering page.

No. On the new read.dukeupress.edu site, authorized users can download chapter-level PDFs of our e-books.

Libraries can download MARC records directly from our Librarian Tools page on read.dukeupress.edu at no additional charge. MARC records may also be available from vendors.

The e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection provides access to at least 100 new scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences published by Duke University Press in a calendar year. With the purchase of the current year's titles, customers will also receive term access to over 2,000 available backlist titles. Please visit the Title Information spreadsheet for a full title list.

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