DUBLIN, Ohio, April 15, 1994--Facts OnLine, a service that locates and retrieves documents from information sources in the former Soviet Union, is the newest document supplier in the OCLC PRISM ILL Document Supplier Program.
Based in Camano Island, Wash., Facts OnLine can retrieve items from Russian libraries such as archival works, articles, books, patents, and genealogical documents on subjects including chemistry, law and regulations, science and technology, and specifications and standards.
Facts OnLine works with a Russian counterpart, MITEK Research, and has reached agreements with a variety of Russian information providers including the Archive of National Economy, State Archive of Russian Federation, Archive of Ancient Acts, Diplomatic Archives, Moscow Archives, Military Archives, and St. Petersburg's Archives.
Other information providers for Facts OnLine include the Archives of Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia and the Baltic States, Russian State Library, Patent State Library, State Medical Library, Saltykova-Zhedrina State Library of St. Petersburg, and the Inter-Institute of Scientific and Technical Information.
Items ordered through Facts OnLine are available for purchase only, not for loan. The charge is $25 for each document, plus costs. Costs may include $25 for preparation of a detailed estimate; a $20 archive processing fee; $15 per hour for searching; $1 per page for copying; $5 per page for photocopying; $25 rush service; transportation and lodging expenses if travel is required; long-distance telephone and fax charges; and delivery charges.
Document delivery is generally made within one month of an order for documents, unless rush service is requested. Orders may be shipped via fax, express mail or courier service at an additional charge.
Libraries can access the Facts OnLine document delivery service using the OCLC symbol, ONF.
The OCLC PRISM ILL Document Supplier Program increases access to special collections through commercial vendors and public and private libraries to meet OCLC users' needs.
OCLC is a nonprofit computer library service and research organization whose computer network and services link more than 17,000 libraries in 52 countries and territories.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: Nita Dean (614) 761-5002