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Paper: NILDE, Network Inter Library Document Exchange: An Italian Document Delivery System
Volume: 377, Library and Information Services in Astronomy V: Common Challenges, Uncommon Solutions
Page: 418
Authors: Brunetti, F.; Gasperini, A.; Mangiaracina, S.
Abstract: This poster presents NILDE, a document delivery system supporting the exchange of documents via the internet. The system has been set up by the Central Library of the National Research Council of Bologna (Italy) in order to make use of new internet technology, to promote cooperation between Italian university libraries and research libraries, and to achieve quick response times in satisfying DD requests. The Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory Library was the first astronomical library to join the NILDE project from its earliest days in 2002. Many were the reasons for this choice: automation of the DD processes, security and reliability of the network, creation of usage statistics and reports, reduction of DD System management costs and so on. This work describes the benefits of NILDE and discusses the role of an organized document delivery system as an important tool to cope with the difficult constraints of the publishing market.
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