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					          ARIEL

     Denise A. Forro, Head
        Document Delivery
 Michigan State University Libraries
MDMLG Meeting, November 15, 2001
ARIEL
  Overview of ARIEL
    • What is it?
    • How does it work?
    • Problems?
ARIEL
  MSU Document Delivery Services
    • Operations
    • How we use ARIEL
    • Impact on services
    • Impact on patrons
ARIEL
  Benefits for your operation
  Interacting with the world
  Pitfalls
  Questions
Overview of ARIEL
ARIEL: What is it?

    Scan articles
    Transmit articles
    Delivery to patrons
Scanning
   Works with existing hardware
   Flatbed scanners/Overhead
   scanners/Document feeder-scanners
   Available Settings (ARIEL 3.01)
     Grayscale
     Color
     Different paper sizes
Transmission
   Transmits via Internet
     FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
     MIME e-mail (Multipurpose Internet Mail
     Extensions)
Delivery
   Desktop delivery
     Web server space
     E-mail attachment
   File choice
     PDF
     TIFF
ARIEL: How does it work?
   Position material
   Select scan
   Adjust options
     Grayscale, etc.
   Scan
   Send or save
Position material
     Overhead scanning
       Finger detect
     Flatbed scanning
     Document fed
     scanner
Select Scan
   Select “Scan” from the Document menu
   Scan Dialog Box
     Scan and Save
     Scan and Send
   View page
Adjustment Options
   Grayscale
   Color
   Landscape or portrait
   Dithering
Scan
Send or Save

     Send and delete
     Send and save
MSU Document Delivery
      Services
Operations - Staff

     5 FTE Borrowing   3 FTE Lending Staff
     Staff             24 students
     3 students
Operations – Borrowing 2000
   Requests Filled:              28,106
     Original:                     6,599
     Copy:                        21,507


   Average Turnaround Time (days) 7.53

                 OCLC Year to Date Statistics June 2001
Operations – Lending 2000
   Requests Filled:               28,169
     Original:                    10,812
     Copy:                        17,357




                      OCLC Year to Date Statistics June 2001
How we use ARIEL
  Borrowing
    Receive stations
    Scan and hold
     • Desktop delivery – Prospero
  Lending
    Send stations
  Photoduplication Services
    Scan and hold
     • Desktop delivery - Prospero
Impact on Services
   Borrowing
     Receive documents quickly
      • Some same day delivery of documents
   Lending
     Send documents quickly
     Faster turnaround
     Easier on materials – overhead scanner
     Less faxing, lower costs
Impact on Services


        Less Paper!!!
Impact on Patrons
   Quick turnaround
   Desktop delivery
   option
   Save to file or print
   copy
   Satisfied customers
Benefits
Benefits for your operation
   Faster receipt of documents
   Send quickly to borrowing libraries
   Ability to send to desktop of patrons
   Less paper
   Less cost
   Happier customers
   Happier partners
Worldwide
International Use

     Worldwide use
       British Library
Pitfalls
Pitfalls
   Incompatibility with scanner drivers
   Patches and fixes with 3.01
   Ariel 2.2 libraries
   Non-Ariel libraries
Questions??

				
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