Abstract

The advantages of Web-based document exchange between libraries are just beginning to be systematically explored. This article focuses on general considerations in the development of a Web-based model for electronic document exchange (EDE) in the context of the OpenILL Cooperative's EDEN project. These include an overview of the existing document delivery standard (GEDI) and its relationship to emerging models and a discussion of factors being considered in the development of a Web-based protocol, including document exchange format, application event sequencing, metadata, and security.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1559-0682
Print ISSN
0024-2594
Pages
pp. 346-358
Launched on MUSE
2006-03-30
Open Access
No
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