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Abstract

The information environment is described within which electronic ordering and delivery and its prospects are set, followed by a discussion of document delivery and interlending. Descriptions of document delivery systems in countries visited are next presented; in order to give insight into their complexities those of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Netherlands are presented in extenso. Descriptions of online ordering systems and teleordering systems follow, together with a discussion of Adonis. In the next sections, the principal issues arising from the information collected are analyzed and discussed: document identification, location, administrative and charging issues, method of payment volume considerations, and some considerations of relevance to possible future provisions of electronic document delivery systems are presented. Lastly, appendices are presented, covering the specification for the Docolsys study, some problems of reconciling differences in references arising from online searches, and a note of the reported volumes of interlending or document demand in various countries.

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Authors: MARTYN J ASLIB RESEARCH & CONSULTANCY, LONDON (UK) SINGLETON A PRIMARY COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE, LEICESTER (UK) , ASLIB RESEARCH & CONSULTANCY, LONDON (UK);PRIMARY COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE, LEICESTER (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK: 170 P., 1985, ISBN 0-904933-48-2 WRITE TO LEARNED INFORMATION (EUROPE) LTD., BESSELSLEIGH ROAD, ABINGDON, OXFORD OX13 6LG PRICE UKL 29 (EUR 9187 EN).
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