The British Library Document Supply Centre (BLDSC) is expanding its presence in the North American document delivery market by seeking agreements with commercial firms, the two latest of which are the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) and EBSCO.
The BLDSC and ISI will work together to expand the latter's document delivery service. The Genuine Article (TGA), by adding approximately 3,500 journal titles available from the BLDSC to the TGA database (an expansion of 50 percent) effective July 1, 1994.
All royalty payments will be made directly to the primary publishers in cases where ISI has a copyright agreement, or alternately, to the Copyright Clearance Center in the United States.
TGA offers ordering through the Internet, and through DIALOG, DATA-STAR, OCLC's PRISM and FirstSearch, DIMDI, STN, and ISM. Other ordering options include fax, phone, and mail. Current delivery options include fax and standard or express mail. ISI is developing an image-based system to also provide electronic delivery of article images. Availability of this option is scheduled for 1995.
The BLDSC has contracted with EBSCO for the latter to produce Current Citations, a CD-ROM which contains the 900,000 citations from 10,000 journals maintained by the BLDSC. The database will grow by approximately one million citations a year. Each citation will contain author, title, source, publication date, and ISSN.
[Contact: The Genuine Article, ISI, 3501 Market Street1 Philadelphia, PA 19104-3389; (800) 336-4474, ex. 1145; Fax (215) 222-0840;--EBSCO Publishing, (800) 653-2726.]