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DECOMATE: delivery of copyright material to end-users

A document distribution service has been set up, based on co-operation between publishers and libraries, for the delivery of copyrighted publications to end-users in electronic form. It was implemented in three libraries of the generic software modules for providing end-user services in the area of of supply, retrieval, delivery, browsing and viewing of journal articles in electronic form as well as for monitoring and managing the use of such documents. A framework for solving copyright issues related to electronic distribution of scientific journals, together with a testbed for user-behaviour for these services.

The prototype system implemented in three libraries has been demonstrated publicly. Software and certain technical and management reports appertaining to that system will be confidential, but in the public domain will be: monitor, authorisation, reporting specifications; user documentation; follow-up plan; a final report.

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