PubList.com Partners with the British Library to Offer Document Delivery Services

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PubList.com, an Internet directory of publications that features more than 150,000 print and electronic titles, has announced an agreement with The British Library, which houses one of the world's most extensive library collections, to provide document-delivery services for more than 300,000 periodicals. According to the announcement, this partnership greatly expands the quantity and selection of documents available through PubList.com. Under the agreement, visitors researching periodicals on the PubList.com Web site (http:// www.publist.com) will have direct access to the services of The British Library Document Supply Centre, where they may order copies of specific articles in current and back issues.

The British Library's services will provide PubList.corn users with Web-based ordering and copyright compliance, as well as flexible delivery options including blackand-white or color documents, and delivery via ARIEL, fax, mail, or courier. The British Library delivers over 4 million documents to remote users each year.

"PubList.com is delighted to add The British Library, a premier national research library, to our growing list of strategic alliances," said Frederick Bowes III, president and CEO of PubList.com, "The British Library Document Supply Centre is a pioneer and leader in global document delivery. This outstanding service is a strong complement to the unmatched breadth of information that PubList.com makes available to its users worldwide, and increases the value of their online experience."

"This partnership with PubList.com is another step toward our goal of expanding remote document supply," said Malcolm Smith, director of The British Library's Bibliographic Services and Document Supply directorate. …