Web Delivery Tech Talk – Tuesday May 14, 2002. Driving Forces ILL has a long tradition of adapting technology to meet the demands of patrons. Electronic.
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Driving Forces ILL has a long tradition of adapting technology to meet the demands of patrons. Electronic delivery is the newest demand. Convenience Speed
Practice Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) Acrobat Readers are freely available. PDF’s can be delivered two ways: Sent as an e-mail attachment to the patron. Posted on a library sever, via the web. Web Delivery is less problematic.
Practice Copyright concerns are managed by automatically removing the articles from the server. Web Delivery, like Fax or Ariel, is a “delivery mechanism”.
Benefits of Electronic Delivery Convenience Patrons receive articles on their desktop. Speed As soon as article has been posted to the web, it’s available. Turnaround time reduced by days. More efficient for borrowing library. No need to process incoming Fax, Ariel, or mail.
Vision A few high-performing libraries offer electronic delivery in the mid 1990’s. SRLF and UC San Diego experiment with electronic delivery in 1995/96. Hardware and software limitations Labor intensive process. Operators needed a great deal of Acrobat and FTP knowledge. Fax and Ariel were more efficient at the time.
Vision Claire Bellanti heads the Desktop Delivery Project for the UC Resource Sharing Committee in January 2000. CDL provides funding and mandates Web Delivery in July 2001.
Hardware and Software Scanners and software become more usable. Electronic delivery more efficient than traditional delivery methods. Variety of scanners and software products Minolta PS7000 book scanner Relais Express document delivery software..
Scanning Equipment Minolta PS7000 Book Scanner with Workstation & Printer
Scanning Equipment Minolta PS7000 vs. Flatbed scanner
Document Delivery Software Relais Express Sends attachment or posts to web. Converts scanned document into PDF. Sends email to patron Easy to use – low learning curve.
How it all works Using Relais 1. Staff: Enters requester’s email address Enters requester’s library address Scans Document Sends 2. Relais Converts document to PDF Creates URL Sends email with URL and instructions to requestor and requestor’s library Posts document to the Web Removes document after 30 days
Future of Web Delivery CDL allows user to select Web Delivery April 2002 More campuses need to provide the service before we can publicize. Fretwell Downing VDX VDX will update and close requests. Prediction: Electronic delivery will become ILL standard, replacing photocopy, Ariel, and Fax.