Cornell Library Annex
Electronic Document Delivery
Electronic document delivery, or EDD, is a convenient means by which you can receive digital copies of select Library Annex materials through the Web. EDD is an option for you if both of these criteria are met:
- You have a valid Cornell ID.
(If you don't, you may wish to seek the assistance of your home institution's interlibrary loan department. Please note that a library card or SUNY privilege card is not considered a Cornell ID.)
- You are requesting one or more journal articles or tables of contents.
(This restriction is necessary because of copyright law and resource limitations.)
How EDD Works
When you request an article and choose EDD, the paper or microform version stored at the Annex will be scanned and a digital version, in the form of an Adobe PDF file, will be created. This file will be placed on the Library's web server. You'll receive an email providing the file's URL (name and address) so you can download it. Then you can read the file online, save it to your computer's hard drive, and/or print it out. To do this, you'll need the free Acrobat Reader software from Adobe.
Each PDF file is available on the Library's web server for only two weeks and is then discarded (again, for reasons of copyright and resource limitations). So it's important that you retrieve the file as soon as possible after receiving email notification.
If you have questions about EDD, please contact Annex staff at email@example.com or 253-3431.
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Updated: September 20, 1999