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1 Using the Web for Fast, Convenient Electronic Document Delivery Eric H. Schnell Associate Professor Head, Information Technology Prior Health Sciences Library The Ohio State University

2 Web Delivery “The process of (re)distributing documents to the library customer using web technology”

3 ILL / Document Delivery Processes  Interlibrary loan  lending library to borrowing library  Document delivery  borrowing library to customer  Document delivery (future)  lending library direct to customer

4 Document Delivery Techniques  postal service  FAX   web

5 Document Delivery Techniques  Postal Service  labor intensive  postage/envelopes  slow turnaround

6 Document Delivery Techniques  FAX  photocopy and send  telecom costs  quality issues  labor intensive  shorter turnaround

7 Document Delivery Techniques  Attachments  scan and send  higher quality large files  ISP download speeds  single station availability  linear downloading  image viewers  attachment size limits  spam filters

8 Document Delivery Techniques  Web  scan and send  large files  higher quality  faster broadband speeds  Acrobat PDF viewer  multiple download locations  parallel downloads

9 Typical Document Processing Local Library Customer OCLC / DOCLINE Lending “A”Lending “B” IDD Lending “C” Postal Print Repackage Convert Postal Fax

10 Web Document Processing Local Library Customer OCLC / DOCLINE Lending “A”Lending “B” IDD Lending “C” Postal Convert Web Delivery

11 Web Delivery Infrastructure  Processing station  Scanning  Reformatting ( -> pdf)  IDD receiving  Customer alert system  Web server  Lots of storage space (2mb average per document)  Authentication scheme  Document self-destruct mechanism  Backup system

12 Web Delivery Benefits  simplified processes / workflow charts  telecom and supply cost reductions  anywhere, anytime availability  faster turnaround times

13 Copyright 2001 Thatch Bui Web Delivery Won’t Let This Happen ! PC & Pixel by Bui & Johnson Librarian

14 Thanks!


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