docMD: Eric H. Schnell (firstname.lastname@example.org) Associate Professor Head, Information Technology Prior Health Sciences Library The Ohio State University (DOCument Mediated Delivery) docMD is funded through support by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region. Ohio State University project number 743202
“ Our docs are always so delighted when personalized mail arrives for them.” one has a “raft of administrators tooling past his office wanting to know how his articles were retrieved electronically. They believe that he magically pulled them up all by himself. “
“ another test subject… has been running around Nursing telling people…”
Question: Is Ariel 3.4 compatible with all other versions of Ariel?
Answer: Yes. Ariel 3.4 is able to send and receive documents with Ariel versions 2 and 3.
However, Infotrieve has in important announcement about Ariel: Infotrieve continues to improve and upgrade Ariel, which will greatly change Ariel’s technology (especially with an eye to building a networked version of Ariel 4.0). We foresee that future versions of Ariel will no longer be technically compatible with older versions. We anticipate that Ariel 3.4 will be the “cut off” version for future compatibility. Hence, we encourage all 3.x users to upgrade to 3.4 for free, to be prepared for this future change. We also encourage Ariel 2.x users to take advantage of our upgrade discount and get current to prevent incompatibilty with future releases of Ariel. Infotrieve will continue to communicate about this important issue so that our customers can plan and budget accordingly. When we release the next version of Ariel, we will provide Ariel 3.4 users with a patch that will ensure compatibility with the next version, Ariel 4.0. It is important to take advantage of this release now.
Lack of IDD standards will result in the project ending in December 2004
Lack of IDD standards will prevent a wide scale implementation of the concept
Expanding the Concept: OhioDOC Establish a direct-to-customer electronic document delivery service for all OhioLINK libraries. Establish a system for centralized electronic document delivery distribution Establish electronic document delivery services in libraries without them Create workflow efficiencies
Current Direct to Customer Processing Model Local Library Customer OCLC / DOCLINE Ohio Lending “A” Ohio Lending “B” Scans/Sends though IDD Scans/Sends though IDD EDD Web Server
OhioDOC Model Local Library Customer OCLC / Docline Ohio Lending “A” Ohio Lending “B” Scans/Sends though EDD Scans/Sends though EDD OhioDOC
OhioDoc Model Expanded Local Library OCLC / Docline Ohio Lending “A” Customer EDD Web Server Ohio Lending “C” Ohio Lending “B” Ohio Lending “D” Ohio Lending “E”
Current Direct to Customer Processing Model Ohio “A” Ohio “B” Ohio “C” Process Process Process Web Web Web
OhioDOC Processing Model Ohio “A” Ohio “B” Ohio “C” Process Process Process Web Web Web Web