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Developing an XML framework for an electronic document delivery system

Shien‐Chiang Yu (Shien‐Chiang Yu is based at the Institute of Information Management, National Chiao‐Tung University, Taiwan.)
Ruey‐Shun Chen (Ruey‐Shun Chen is based at the Institute of Information Management, National Chiao‐Tung University, Taiwan.)

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Article publication date: 1 April 2001

Abstract

The Internet has forced libraries to consider how to assist users to rapidly retrieve information. Such a consideration has accelerated the development of electronic publishing and has positioned the library as mediator between users and providers: archiving information circulation and providing secure copyright clearance through an efficient electronic document delivery and payment mechanism. This work develops an Extensible Markup Language (XML) framework for electronic document delivery that offers a novel electronic document delivery system and also locates publishers who can provide the copyrighted material in an electronic format via the OPAC. The proposed electronic document delivery system has four functions: (1) it enables the electronic document payment; (2) it shortens the time between inquiry and electronic document retrieval; (3) it anticipates the changing role of libraries; and (4) it reduces the printed collection load of libraries.

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Yu, S. and Chen, R. (2001), "Developing an XML framework for an electronic document delivery system", The Electronic Library, Vol. 19 No. 2, pp. 102-111. https://doi.org/10.1108/02640470110390157

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