In response to customer feedback, Taylor & Francis ebooks have introduced new functionality which means you do not have to wait for a full PDF download to start reading an ebook.
You now have a choice of ways to access both DRM-free and DRM-protected titles. This has meant some changes to the way users open Taylor & Francis ebooks.
So, what does this mean for me?
The Open and Read button has been changed to Access. When this is clicked, a pop-up will offer further options. Users are able to choose whether they want to access the content instantaneously, or wait a little longer for a full PDF download.
Most of our ebooks are DRM-free, which means that they allow unlimited concurrent users and there are no print/copy/paste/access restrictions but full copyright law applies.
This is what it will look like for a DRM-free title:
Some of our ebooks are DRM-protected, which means that they allow 20 or 50 concurrent users and there are restrictions on the amount that can be copied and printed. For DRM-protected titles, you will need to choose ‘standard access’ to open a PDF in order to copy and/or print. You can choose ‘download a copy’ to download an ebook for 3 days, but it is not possible to copy or print from a downloaded copy. For more details about the restrictions on DRM-protected titles see the ebooks@cambridge tips and instructions.
This is what it will look like for a DRM-protected title:
If you have any comments or queries, please let the ebooks@cambridge team know on firstname.lastname@example.org or comment on this blog.