Information Today
Volume 19, Issue 7 July/August 2002
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Infotrieve Unveils e-DocLink Service

Infotrieve has announced the launch of its new e-DocLink service. The company claims that e-DocLink will improve the process through which users of its online ordering and delivery system can receive articles from scholarly and professional journals, professional conference proceedings, and standards documents published by professional associations.

e-DocLink allows users to receive their ordered articles and documents in Adobe PDF, which enables them to more clearly see graphs, charts, and other visual data. The service also speeds up the process of receiving ordered documents in electronic format. e-DocLink incorporates technology that more reliably accesses Web sites maintained by journal publishers and other information providers, grabbing requested articles from originating sites and delivering them to the customer in PDF. Users need Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.05B or above.

If a requested document is not readily available (due to a glitch in a publisher's site, for example), e-DocLink automatically repeats the "grab" attempt until it's completed. If the document cannot be delivered by e-mail immediately, the user is kept informed via updates sent by Infotrieve.

Once a document is grabbed and prepared for delivery, e-DocLink users are sent an e-mail link to download the document. That link may be sent to others for them to purchase the article or document, thereby maintaining copyright compliance for the original publisher.

Source: Infotrieve, Los Angeles, 310/234-2044; http://www.infotrieve.com.

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