ADL 1996
Conference paper

Digital library system for periodicals distribution


As part of IBM's Digital Library Initiative [18], IBM's Almaden Research Center has teamed with the Institute for Scientific Information in a joint project to deliver on-line access to the bibliographic information and abstracts from the scientific journal articles indexed in Current Contents/Life Sciences as well as articles offered by the respective publishers. This requires both adaptation of existing technologies and development of new capabilities, especially regarding copyright protection. Since the Fall of 1995, a pilot system has been installed at four universities, two corporate libraries, and a major public research library, beginning a study that involves many publishers, libraries, and users to test the system and to experiment with new economic models. This article describes some requirements we identified for this system, and the solutions we have devised for these requirements.