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Lowering the barriers from Discovery to Delivery: a JISC funded EDINA and Mimas project

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-167
JournalInterlending & document supply
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

Abstract

Purpose – The paper aims to describe the context and the progress with the UK Discovery to Delivery project.

Design/methodology/approach – Having set the scene for Discovery to Delivery, the paper describes how the project work was divided into four separate but interlinked strands. The methodologies for each strand are described and the outcomes are critically assessed.

Findings – The project was successful in demonstrating that services created separately by different organisations could be enhanced to provide a seamless approach from discovery to delivery for users. It had been planned to develop a link to local document supply services, but investigation revealed that further investigation would be required before such a service could usefully be supplied.

Originality/value – The project is an example of inter-working between the national data centres with services that have already been established.

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