Encyclopedia of materials : science and technology / editors in chief, by K.H. Jurgen Buschow [and others]. (OCLC #47238922)

The OCLC record for this encyclopedia suggests that the accompanying CD-ROM includes the encyclopedia content, but I was suspicious of the “web access disc” wording and access code – it seemed more likely that the disc included links to an online resource version of the encyclopedia that would accept the access code.

If that’s the case, can we really circulate the disc? Are we allowed to just share our access code (and online access) outside of the library?

I checked the contents of the disc, and they are are as minimal as I expected – a single PDF (advertisement), plus some HTML pages with supporting images, and a “Register for web access” that points to a page on the publisher’s web site… a page which is long dead, since the disc is from 2001.

I’ll confirm with the selector for this branch, but assume we won’t be keeping the disc for our collection.