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Document Delivery Developments; DIALOG Eliminates 23 DialOrder Suppliers

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Document Delivery Developments; DIALOG Eliminates 23 DialOrder Suppliers

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DIALOG Eliminates 23 DialOrder

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DIALOG has announced that they are dropping twenty-two document delivery services from their DialOrder program. An announcement instructed searchers to discard Yellowsheets listing the canceled services. The list includes:

* The Information Specialists' Article Delivery Service (ADS) * Accents Publications Service (APS) * Bank Marketing Association FINIS (BMA) * Books and Research Inc. (BRDOC) * Chalmers University of Technology Library (CHALDOC) * Congressional Information Service (CIS) * CTIC Information Services/Document Retrieval Service (CTIC) * FIND/SVP Document Retrieval Service (FINDIT) * ICC Information Group (ICC) * Japan Association for International Chemical Information (JAICITRS) * London Airmail Books (LAB) * Michigan Information Transfer Source (MITS) * Norwegian Institute of Technology Library (NTHBINFO) * The PATA Group (PATA) * Swedish Patent Office (PATDOC) * International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (PHARMACY) * Research Publications Inc. (RPIPAT) * Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTTINF) * American Water Works Association (WATERNET) * Washington Bibliographic Service (WBS) * Whit Price (WHIT) * John Wiley and Sons, Publishers (WILEY)

The announcement also included removal of The Information Store's LAWINFO Yellowsheet. The Information Store is a major document delivery service and continues to receive orders as a DialOrder supplier under its more prominent Yellowsheet tag INFOSTOR.

Why the Winnowing?

In its announcement, DIALOG indicated that they have eliminated these sources to streamline the DialOrder process. The system continues to support 55 suppliers. Most of the suppliers removed accounted for less than 3 percent of the DialOrder volume, according to a DIALOG staffer. The order service provides revenue to DIALOG. …

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