ALA RUSA-MOUSS Interlibrary Loan Committee--CISTI Update

ALA 2004 Midwinter Conference, January 9-14, 2004
San Diego, California

CISTI DOCUMENT DELIVERY – NEW DEVELOPMENTS

CISTI LAUNCHES SECURE DESKTOP DELIVERY

CISTI is pleased to announce the launch of Secure Desktop Delivery (SDD) as a new document delivery method for its customers.

The newly launched SDD makes it possible for CISTI to deliver copyright-cleared documents to its customers in electronic format. This is possible because of the implementation of a Web-based system that effectively prevents redistribution, copying and storage of documents through the use of a customized Acrobat Reader plug-in that enables the customer to view and print their documents once using a simple Web interface.

A key element in the successful launch of this new delivery method was the negotiation of agreements with major STM publishers to deliver their documents electronically. CISTI must charge copyright fees set by rights-holders for all documents sent by Secure Desktop Delivery.

"The document delivery models used by publishers and libraries had to be significantly re-engineered to meet the demands of e-Business consumers who expect information to be delivered in ways that the pre-Web models simply did not envision," explains Bernard Dumouchel, Director General of CISTI. "We have worked closely with both our clients and publishers to develop SDD as a way to meet the on-line information delivery needs of the customer while still protecting the publishers' intellectual property rights."

Currently about half of CISTI’s orders can be supplied (or filled) using SDD as the delivery method. Documents that are not covered by these agreements will be delivered using an alternate method that has been selected by the end-user. More information about Secure Desktop Delivery (SDD) is available on-line at:
http://cisti-icist.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/docdel/about_sdd_e.shtml

Come see a demonstration of our new Secure Desktop Delivery at the CISTI booth #1012.


CISTI TURNAROUND TIME KEEPS IMPROVING

When it comes to service and speed, CISTI delivers “best-in-class” performance. This information was derived from a recent study conducted by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) that assessed ILL/DD operations in 59 research, academic, and special libraries1.

When comparing CISTI’s performance to the participating ARL libraries, CISTI’s turnaround times (TAT), unit costs and fill rates compared favorably to other inter-library loan operations. Compared to the average time to fulfill an order, CISTI’s Document Delivery Service is more than twice as fast as the average of its peers.

CISTI relies on a robust document ordering and management system, a world-class collection and continuous workflow improvements to deliver outstanding service. CISTI can now claim 90% fulfillment of orders from its collection within 24 hours with over two-thirds of all order processed within 8 hours.

And for those clients who need the documents even faster, CISTI offers a guaranteed 2-hour turnaround time via its Urgent Document Delivery Service.

With longer hours of operations and faster turnaround, CISTI’s document delivery is the ideal choice for those who need documents quickly.

1Assessing ILL/DD Services Study: Initial Observations by Mary E. Jackson, ARL Bimonthly Report 230/231, October/December 2003 http://www.arl.org/newsltr/230/illdd.html


COLOR ARIEL TESTING

Would you be interested in testing Color Ariel with CISTI? If so, please leave your name at the CISTI Booth #1012 or contact us at 1-800-668-1222 (Canada & US) or (613) 993-9251. You can also e-mail the help desk at: info.cisti@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca.


CISTI ADDS MORE OPENURL LINKS

OpenURL links can now be activated from SFX, 1Cate, FirstSearch and ProQuest to send orders directly to CISTI’s Document Delivery Service.

For information on how to order or receive documents from CISTI, visit our web site at http://cisti.nrc.gc.ca/docdel/docdel_e.shtml or contact us at 1-800-668-1222 (Canada & US) or (613) 993-9251.


CISTI INTRODUCES ORDER TRACKER TO PROVIDE ENHANCED ACCESS TO CUSTOMER ORDERS

Order Tracker, a new tool for tracking CISTI orders, will be available on the CISTI Web Site in January 2004. Order Tracker features:

· Tracks your orders in real-time
· Easier for administrators to track orders for all their accounts
· Multiple ways to search, limit searches and sort results
· More detailed order status information is available

Wherever an order is in our system, you will be able to track it. There will be a gradual transition phase whereby both the new Order Tracker and the current List Your Orders services will be available for searching orders. At the end of the transition phase, List Your Orders will be phased out and fully replaced by Order Tracker.

New enhancements that will appear in the coming months are the ability to cancel an order from Order Tracker and the ability to resubmit a cancelled order. Note that currently this feature is not available for Custom Service orders for which the status can be checked by contacting CISTI directly by phone, fax or email.

For a demonstration of Order Tracker, please visit the CISTI Booth #1012.

ORDERING FROM THE CISTI CATALOG JUST GOT MORE CONVENIENT

Can’t find what you are looking for on the Catalog but still want to place an order? Use the new quick link from the Catalog Browse Pages to the CISTI Blank Order Form to place an order with CISTI quickly and easily. To try it out, search our Catalog at http://cat.cisti-icist.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/search or contact us at 1-800-668-1222 (Canada & US) or (613) 993-9251 for more information.

CISTI ADDS WEBBRIDGE LINKS FROM THE CISTI CATALOG TO CISTI SOURCE

Starting in December 2003, the CISTI Catalog Innovative Interfaces Inc. WebBridge feature offers a smart linking capability, which, among other possibilities, seamlessly allows CISTI Source subscribers to link from the Catalog to Source.


CISTI IS PHASING OUT TELEPHONE ORDERING FOR DIRECT LEVEL OF SERVICE

On April 1, 2004, CISTI will discontinue telephone ordering for Direct level document delivery. The existing Direct Service telephone numbers, 993-1585 (English) and 993-1586 (French) will no longer be available.

Clients will still be able to phone in their Urgent and Custom orders at 993-1412 (English) and 993-9251(French).

CISTI offers a variety of convenient methods for ordering, including ordering from the CISTI Online Catalog and blank web order forms. Information on additional ordering methods is available at: http://cisti.nrc.gc.ca/docdel/order_options_e.shtml.

For further information or assistance on this change, please contact the CISTI Help Desk by phone at 1-800-668-1222 (Canada & US) or (613) 998-8544 or by fax at (613) 993-7619. You can also e-mail the help desk at: info.cisti@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca.


CISTI SOURCE

CISTI has created a CISTI Source Distribution list to disseminate information bulletins about CISTI Source to account holders and administrators on an ad-hoc basis.

Names of subscribers will be automatically added to the distribution list when signing up for the CISTI Source Database, Journal Contents Alert or Article Alert service. Membership to the list is only for subscribers to CISTI Source.

For more information on the Distribution list, please contact the CISTI Source product group by phone at (800) 668-1222, or e-mail us at source.cisti@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca.


NRC RESEARCH PRESS NEWS

  • NRC Research Press just recently signed an agreement with PERI (Programme for the Enhancement of Research Information), which will enable developing countries access to their e-journals at a nominal cost. According to Bernard Dumouchel, Director General of CISTI, "Information and knowledge play a vital role in a country’s economic and social development. We are proud to contribute to the development activities of the PERI countries by ensuring that NRC Research Press journals are available to their researchers."
  • (Full Press Release: http://cisti-icist.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/media/rp_peri_e.shtml)
  • Links to full-text NRC Research Press e-journals are now available from PubMed. In the past, links were only available to the abstract level.
  • NRC Research Press will be providing electronic publishing services to the Canadian Health Libraries Association. RP will begin publishing CHLA's journal (CHLAJ, formerly Bibliotheca Medica Canadiana) sometime in 2004.


Come visit us at the CISTI Booth #1012