Electronic Document Delivery to CTU Users
Author: Marta Machytková, Czech Technical University - Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Republic
The article describes the development and the functionality of the document delivery service subito as a decentralised, co-operative model involving 8 CTU libraries. The project aimed at creating a system of the Electronic Document Delivery Service (EDD) for CTU libraries users accessible a WWW application accessible via Internet. Library services have been tremendously influenced by rapid technological innovations over the years. The Internet has virtually provided a new dimension to every area of library services and operations. Document delivery remained no exception to these changes. Besides looking at various Internet applications, the paper also examines available electronic document delivery (EDD) transmission systems using the Internet CTU libraries work aims at increasing the accessibility of information sources independently on user's location. EDD can use the existing computer network infrastructure to provide for the faster and cheaper access to documents.
The CTU libraries EDD provides information services for CTU libraries, employees and students according to following principles. Every user must be registered with the system to be allowed access. Users are identified by their email address. The created copy or the negative response is accessible to the user on the WWW interface. The user is allowed to print the copy on a previously registered network printer.
About the author
director of the Central Library of the Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering.
Professional interests: electronic resource, information retrieval,inter-library loan, document delivery services
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