Scan and Deliver is a free new library service that will deliver scanned articles or chapters from materials at HD and participating libraries to researchers’ desktops. How does it work? On the availability screen in HOLLIS Beta and HOLLIS Classic, a Request PDF button will show next to the item if it is eligible for Scan and Deliver service. Researchers can make a Scan and Deliver request from within HOLLIS Beta and HOLLIS Classic – you’ll be authenticated through the Harvard PIN server, and then guided through the request process by succeeding screens. When an item is scanned it will be uploaded to a server and the researcher will receive an e-mail with a link to the document in PDF format.
There’s a page limit of 30 pages for an article or book chapter, complying with the Copyright Act Section 108(d)&(e). [Do note: limits are imposed manually by staff.] A researcher may make 2 requests per day. The target turnaround time for filling requests is 4 business days; some libraries may be able to provide faster service, as time allows.
The service went live yesterday, April 22, 2009 -- so it’s there at your service, now.