EDDIS: Electronic Document Delivery - The Integrated Solution
as of 4th January 1996
IntroductionThis project in the Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib) will establish the software infrastructure for an electronic document delivery programme on a national scale, and will pilot its use in a working environment.
DescriptionEDDIS aims to produce an integrated, end-user driven identification, holdings discovery, ordering and electronic supply service for non-returnable items (typically journal articles) which could be used by all UK higher education institutions. The request mechanism will include the facility to order returnable items (typically books) and be capable of handling the delivery of all types of item by traditional as well as electronic means. The main modules will be available either together or separately, to suit the particular needs of purchasing institutions.
End-productEnd-users will have access to:
Project TimetableThe project is divided into three phases.
The first (planning) phase lasts for nine months and incorporates the technical, resource and quality planning so essential to a good project.
The second (development) phase lasts for eighteen months and is the core phase of the project. The key deliverables are:
PartnersThe EDDIS consortium comprises the University of East Anglia (UEA) at Norwich (lead site), Stirling and Lancaster universities and BIDS. The BLDSC, SALSER, JASON (Bielefeld University Library) and CUP are associated service providers.
The Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib) was funded
by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)
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