FAQs for Institutional Subscribers
 
What is the Water Environment Federation - Access Water Knowledge platform status regarding accessibility and Section 508 compliance?
We are committed to providing a web site that is accessible to all individuals and continually works to improve access for people with disabilities. We are in the process of making the site WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliant. Please check our Accessibility page for further information.
 
How do users access the content offline?
If users have access to the content, they can download the PDF version of the content. Terms of use indicate that a single copy can be printed for personal use only.
 
Are the URLs for content on the Water Environment Federation - Access Water Knowledge platform stable? Can we link directly to the content?
The links are permanent IDs that should continue to work for the life of the platform. Librarians and faculty members at subscribing institutions can link directly to Water Environment Federation - Access Water Knowledge platform content from electronic reserves and online class syllabi. No special permission is required to link to chapters or pages.
 
How are citations generated?
The automatically generated citation formats follow what have been established by the OSCI project (http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/current/osci/). Our citations provide direct permanent links to specific selected text within a chapter, which goes beyond a general book or chapter citation.
Nojumi, Neamat. American State-Building in Afghanistan and Its Regional Consequences. Lanham: Water Environment Federation - Access Water Knowledge Publishers, 2017. Accessed June 21, 2018. https://www.mywebsite.com/?id=-209115.
The links are permanent IDs that should continue to work for the life of the platform.
If a user cites a work from the Water Environment Federation - Access Water Knowledge platform and a reader down this chain of transmission does not have access to the site, the reader will be presented with a catalog page that provides general information about the chapter with a link to login to access it via an institutional subscription.
 
How can I cite works without the page number?
The web link citation provides book, chapter, and publication information. Page numbers are unnecessary for a well-formed citation; the link provided within the citation has a specific “ID” that points directly to the section cited within the text.
 
What are the permitted uses of content on the Water Environment Federation - Access Water Knowledge platform
General permitted usage includes:
Searching and browsing the content of the site
Printing of single copies to the extent permitted by Copyright Law
Sharing links to the content
Usage of content for publication purposes may require users to request permissions from the applicable rights holder. Please review the current Terms of Use available on the website.
 
Will there be restrictions on the amount of content that can be printed?
Like many other scholarly platforms, the publication content is DRM free. The platform allows individual users to print single, individual chapters. Please review the Terms of Use on the website for permitted uses.