A single source for all your document needs

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Publication date: 1 September 2004

Citation

(2004), "A single source for all your document needs", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 32 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/ilds.2004.12232cab.005

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited


A single source for all your document needs

A single source for all your document needs

A very clear and detailed description is given on the British Library Web site for secure document delivery. An extract appears below which has a useful “test document” facility.

Secure electronic delivery

  • What you will get from secure electronic delivery

  • Asking for secure electronic delivery

  • Downloading Adobe Reader 6

  • Commonly asked questions

  • High-quality digitally scanned copies delivered direct to your desktop within two hours, which you view and print using free Adobew Readerw 6 software

  • Test document: if you can open this test file, you can open items sent by secure electronic delivery

What you will get from secure electronic delivery

  • Fast access to over 100 million items: we give you more choice than any other supplier.

  • Digitally scanned copies you collect any time that suits you: you decide when to collect your copies from our secure server.

  • View and print documents using freely available standard software: no expensive outlay for software with limited application. You use the full version of Adobe Reader 6, available as a free download at www.adobe.com.

  • Save the time and hassle of shopping around: we supply the world, so come to us direct for the best choice and service.

  • No surcharge for secure electronic delivery: our service charges are based on the speed of supply – two hour, 24 hour or Standard (usually three working days) – not the method of delivery. However, all international and two hour secure electronic delivery requests must be copyright fee paid.

  • Remain fully copyright-compliant: our secure electronic delivery applies all the security safeguards that publishers demand, which is important to protect your organisation, your customers and you. A copyright fee must be paid on all international and two hour secure electronic delivery requests. A library privilege service for 24-hour and standard requests is available to UK and Irish registered customers.

Almost anything you want to order from our unrivalled document supply collection can be on your desktop within two hours – Monday to Friday, almost 24 hours a day. Whatever format the original document is in (including microform), you still benefit from the same level of service and speed of delivery.

We are the only document supplier that will be able to offer secure electronic delivery on this scale, and this is only the first stage of an exciting process that will make searching, ordering and maintaining your account easier than ever.

How secure electronic delivery works

When we have scanned the document for you, we send you an e-mail to tell you that it is available. This e-mail will have your order/request number in the subject line and contain the hyperlink(s) to your document(s). Because the documents are not attached to the e-mail, there is nothing to interfere with firewalls or clog up your inbox.

The documents are held on our server as secure PDF files. In order to read and print them, you use the full version of Adobe Reader 6, which is available as a free download at www.adobe.com. You can then print the document direct from our server.

Source: British Library Web site at: www.bl.uk