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December 16, 2002 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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The British Library Teams up with Adobe for Secure EDD

The British Library announced that it has integrated Adobe Content Server encryption and Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader software into its electronic document delivery (EDD) operations, allowing customers of the library's service, called inside (, to order PDF files of articles from publishers on a pay-per-view basis.

Elsevier Science will make articles from 1,700 of its titles available in PDF to the library's document supply customers. Titles covered by the agreement include journals such as The Lancet, Tetrahedron, and Brain Research, and other specialist periodicals. The British Library can now supply PDF files of journal articles from over 2,500 key titles from the top research publishers (including 800 titles covered by separate deals with S. Karger AG and Kluwer Academic Publishers).

Prices for the new PDF electronic delivery service include copyright fees; customers can pay using a secure credit card payment facility. In the future, PDF electronic delivery will also be available on other British Library Web-based services.

Source: The British Library

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