Partners with the British Library to Offer Document Delivery Services

Article excerpt, 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 Under the agreement, visitors researching periodicals on the Web site (http:// 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 users with Web-based ordering and copyright compliance, as well as flexible delivery options including black-and-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.

" 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 "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 makes available to its users worldwide, and increase the value of their online experience."

"This partnership with 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. …


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