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Computer Communication Networks; Interlibrary Loans/instrumentation; Libraries, Hospital; Libraries, Medical


Information and Library Science | Library and Information Science


The article discusses an Ariel document delivery project with seven Maine hospital libraries, the University of Massachusetts Medical School Library (UMass), and the New England Regional office of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Funding was awarded to six network members to purchase equipment or Ariel software. UMass served as a document provider. During the test, libraries received documents from UMass via Ariel or via the Web as a PDF document. This form of document delivery was faster than standard service with better quality of delivered articles. The column describes the project and outlines possible future steps.

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This article was first published in Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 22(3):53-62, 2003, Copyright is retained by Haworth Press.

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