California & Florida University Systems Sign Search Agreements with RLG

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The state university systems of California (CSU) and Florida (SUSF) have signed agreements with the Research Libraries group to provide their campuses with unlimited access to selected citation databases offered through RLG's article and document-delivery service, Citadel. Under the agreement, 12 of California's 20 state universities will receive unlimited searching of four Citadel databases: ABI/Inform, Periodical Abstracts, Newspaper Abstracts, and Dissertation Abstracts. All nine of Florida's state-funded universities will receive unlimited searching of the RLIN database and five Citadel databases: ABI/Inform, Dissertation Abstracts, Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, History of Technology Database, and Hispanic American Periodicals Index.

"Our new alliance with RLG will complement existing CSU library services," commented Evan Reader, CSU associate director of Library and Academic Information Services. In particular, he values Citadel's document-delivery service for "offering a convenient, innovative, and cost-effective approach to electronic delivery of articles in hard-copy format." He added: "CSU is also very interested in RLG's Ariel system, which facilitates the transmission and receipt of high-quality copies of articles over the Internet."

Charles Miller, Florida State University's director of University Libraries, sees this agreement as vital to Florida's ability to serve its universities well. …