HEC Digital Library

NUTECH Library is providing access to more than 23,000 high quality, peer-reviewed journals, databases, and articles through HEC’s Digital Library Program. In addition to these, thousands of E-books are also offered on different subjects of Science & Technology, Social Sciences and Humanities. Access to the following resources is available through IP address at NUTECH Library Islamabad:-

NUTECH VPN CONNECTION

Introduction:

To facilitate students, faculty and administrative staff, Off-Campus Virtual Private Network (VPN) has been established for access to HEC Digital Library (DL) resources. These resources can be accessed even from outside of the NUTECH University as well.

Important! Before moving forward, please make sure that VPN ports are open from your home Internet Service Provider (ISP) and Mobile ISP. Call respective helpline of your ISP to get VPN ports unblocked.

Step by Step Corporate VPN Guideline:

This guide explains how to setup NUTECH Corporate VPN

Step 1:

  • Open Start Menu Bar or Press Windows Key
  • Type: Command Prompt or CMD
  • Right Click on Command Prompt and open as an Administrator
  • Once Open, Paste Following Key
  • REG ADD HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PolicyAgent /v AssumeUDPEncapsulationContextOnSendRule /t REG_DWORD /d 0x2 /f
  • Press Enter
  • Restart your computer
  • Once your computer is restarted

Step 2:

  • Download and Extract the Attached VPN zip (Download)
  • Run VPN.exe and install it in your system
  • Use your provided username and password to connect and use the VPN service

Terms and Conditions Regarding Use of Digital Library

The NUTECH administration has signed an Institutional Agreement with the HEC, confirming their compliance with the Terms and Conditions of license agreements for the use of Digital Library resources. In order to ensure the continuity of the programme, it is vital to ensure that there are no violations of the license agreements. Publish​ers are constantly monitoring the use of their databases, and illegal activities can be easily detected and if someone found in illegal activities, substantial fines  will be imposed by NUTECH. The document below details the general terms and conditions for use of the digital library resources. Please read it carefully before using the e-resources

  • Copyright must be respected at all times by all users of the information resources.
  •  Participating institutes and their members must not make printed copies of any of the materials within the Digital Library unless this is within the terms and conditions expressly permissible within the publisher license. Single printed copies of individual resources (e.g. articles) are within the bounds of all the  licenses but they must only be for individual use.
  • Participating institutes and their members may not make any kind of material, financial or other gains from any article, item or other piece of content from the Digital Library/ PERI information resources. No resources or part of the resources may be sold, exchanged or otherwise traded. For example, use of the electronic resources must not be based on any kind of charging system, apart from any nominal computer access administrative charges.
  • Participating institutes and their members may not make ANY copies of CD-ROMs, DVDs or other disks provided as part of the PERI initiative.
  •  Participating institutes and their members may not lend copies of CD-ROMs, DVDs or other disks provided as part of the PERI initiative unless they have specific written permission from the publisher concerned.

 Prohibited Activities

  • ​Downloading and copying entire issues or volumes of any journal.
  • Commercial use of journal content, including but not limited to, providing a fee-for-copying service.
  • Altering, obscuring or removing copyright and other proprietary notices which appear as part of the journal service or appear alongside journal content.

Examples of Misuse

  • Downloading full text articles and emailing them to friends outside the institution.
  • People from commercial companies using library facilities to access resources.
  • Printing out entire electronic journals and making copies.
  • Including large parts of articles in student workbook material.

Agreements and License

  • All electronic resources will be subject to some license or access agreement.
  • Each resource or package has a specific agreement.
  • Specific contractual agreements should be available from each supplier/publisher.
  • Copyright and terms of use are often included online.

Copyright Law

Copyright law exists to protect the intellectual standing and the economic rights of creators and publishers of all literary, dramatic, artistic, musical, audio-visual and electronic works. Electronic materials are copyrighted in the same manner as print materials.