Congressional Record Permanent Digital Collection and Congressional Record Permanent Predecessors


The Congressional Record Permanent Digital Collection is a digitized version of the bound edition of the Congressional Record and its predecessor publications. This is the official record of the proceedings, debates, and activities of U.S. Congress. Coverage is from 1873 through 1997, with limited content from dates earlier. Later material may be available as it is indexed and published by the GPO.

Authorized Users: 
Higher Education Institutions: Enrolled students, active instructors, active faculty, administrative staff, and walk-in users.**Walk-in Users: Individuals who are working on-site at either a Higher Education Institution or Public Library System with the permission of the Subscribing Institution.
Remote Use License: 
Access to the Service by a Subscribing Institution’s Authorized Users from a location other than the Subscribing Institution’s buildings or campus. Remote Access entails an obligation on the part of the Subscribing Institution to protect the Service from access by unauthorized persons by positively identifying remote users and using a secure authentication process to restricted access to Authorized Users only.6. ACCESS AND USER AUTHENTICATION METHODSLN shall provide access to the Service to the Subscribing Institution. The Subscribing Institution must strictly control access to the Service to Authorized Users by use of one or more of the following methods:* Internet Protocol (”IP”) domain address filtering, whereby the Subscribing Institution provides LN with IP addresses registered to the Subscribing Institution and vouchsafes that these IP addresses are associated only with sites controlled by the Subscribing Institution.* Proxy Server IP address filtering, whereby the Subscribing Institution provides LN with IP addresses of a proxy server belonging to or operated on behalf of the Subscribing Institution and vouchsafes that proxy server access is granted only to Authorized Users located at the Subscribing Institution or to remote users that have been authenticated as Authorized Users by the Subscribing Institution, using a secure patron authentication system.* LN Remote Access Script, used by the Subscribing Institution under the terms and conditions of the Remote Access Addendum which must be signed and attached to this Agreement if Subscribing Institution wishes to use this method.* Such other methods as mutually agreed by the parties in writing.
InterLibrary Loan License: 
3.5 To the extent permitted by applicable copyright law and not further limited or prohibited herein, the Subscribing Institutions may make copies (including digital copies) of Materials retrieved from the Service and distribute the Materials and copies as part of a formal inter-library loan (ILL) program, where this program is administered directly by the Subscribing Institution, restricted to official ILL partner libraries, and operated in accordance with generally accepted practices for such programs.
Archiving of Journals License: 
2.2 Perpetual Access: After termination of all Subscription Periods, the Subscribing Institution may continue to access the Materials in the Historical Archive Collection (including any Incremental Earned Periods Materials) (collectively “Archive Materials”) on a perpetual basis access by paying the appropriate Digital Archive Fees specified in the Subscription Order in addition to being current on all past Subscription & Maintenance Fees. Alternatively, the Subscribing Institution may continue to access the Archive Materials on a perpetual basis if at any time during a Subscription Period LN is unable or unwilling to maintain the Archive Materials and make them accessible to the Subscribing Institution through the Service. In either case, the Subscribing Institution’s access to the Archive Materials will be in the format elected by the Subscribing Institution in accordance with Section 2.2.1 and will not be not through LN’s Web-based Service.2.2.1 To obtain the Archive Materials pursuant to Section 2.2, the Subscribing Institution must send a written requested to LN for such Archive Materials and include a signed copy of this Agreement. Upon receipt of the Subscribing Institution’s written request and a copy of this Agreement, LN will provide the Archive Materials, at no additional cost, both parties (e.g., shipment of data storage media such as CD-ROMs, DVDs or electronic delivery using FTP). In such a case, the Subscribing Institution shall have the perpetual right to make the Archive Materials available to its Authorized Users in a manner consistent with this Agreement by whatever method it chooses. Subscribing Institution is authorized to make such further copies in perpetuity as it may deem necessary for purposes of archival preservation, refreshing, or migration, including migration to other formats, so long as the purpose of such copying is solely for continued access to and/or archival retention of the data and does not violate or extend the use rights contained in this Agreement or its successor.2.2.2 If the Subscribing Institution has paid the Digital Archive Fee, but elects to terminate its maintenance subscription (i.e., not pay the Maintenance Fees) to the Historical Archive Collection, the Subscribing Institution may reactivate its maintenance subscription to the Historical Archive Collection without again paying the Digital Archive Fee so long as the reactivation occurs within 36 months after the termination date, the Subscribing Institution must first pay off the amount of any unpaid Subscription & Maintenance Fees due from prior Subscription Periods before it will be granted access to the Historical Archive Collection.
Allowed Use: 
a) The right to sue the Service to identify and display Materials to oneself and to other Authorized Users.b) The right to print, store, display, reproduce, transmit, and publish (either in printed or machine-readable format), an insubstantial number of documents (or portions thereof) and bibliographic records retrieved from the Service.c) The right to incorporate an insubstantial number of documents (or portions thereof) and bibliographic records retrieved from teh Service info printed documents or online resources such as articles, books, reports, and instructional materials, and temporary electronic reserves.3.4 To the extent permitted by applicable copyright law and not further limited or prohibited herein, Authorized Users, may make copies of Materials retrieved from the Service and distribute the Materials and copies. Except as specifically provided in teh above license, Authorized Users are prohibited from downloading, storing, reproducing, transmitting, displaying, copying, distributing, or using materials retrieved from the Services.
Prohibited Use: 
5. Restrictions5.1 Neither Subscribing Institution nor its Authorized Users may user the Service or Materials to determine a consumer’s eligibility for (a) credit or insurance for personal, family, or household purposes; (b) employment; or (c) a government license or benefit.5.2 Notwithstanding the rights listed above, the Subscribing Institutions and its Authorized Users shall not create derivative products for resale, and shall not store, public, or make available documents or bibliographic records retrieved from teh SErvice in such a way as to compete with or undermine the efforts of LN to sell and sustain subscriptions to the Service. Nor shall the Subscribing INstitution or its Authorized Users provide access to the Service, Materials, or any other form of assistance to any person for such purposes.5.3 Providing Materials to persons who are not Authorized Users at the Subscribing Institution on an on-demand basis is forbidden, unless done as part of a formal inter-0library loan program as described in SEction 3 or agreed to in writing by LN.5.4 Neither the Subscribing Institution nor its Authorized Users shall knowingly or negligently permit others to access or use the Services in any manner whatsoever by any means other than the user interface provided by LN or an LN approved third party supplier. Use of the Services is permitted only via manually conducted, discrete, individual search and retrieval activities. All access to and use of the Services via mechanical, programmatic, robotic, scripted or any other automated means is STRICTLY PROHIBITED without specific written permission from LN, regardless of which, LN shall retain the right to cancel or forbid such use at its discretion.
Simultaneous Users: 
Participating Campuses: