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February 1, 2012

New, improved Document Delivery service

by Debbie

From the beginning of February 2012 Imperial College will be moving onto the new British Library Document Supply Service (BLDSS). Once the system is implemented you will gain the following benefits:

  • All documents, when available, will be delivered in colour.
  • Articles supplied as hardcopy will be in an A4 sized stapled booklet format (A3 folded in half).
  • Users will receive reminders if they have not downloaded documents supplied to them electronically 7 days before the end of the 30 day download period.
  • The current loan period will be extended from 3 weeks to 5 weeks.

During the deployment period the current service will not be disrupted.

There will be a change to the email address for documents sent by the British Library Secure Electronic Delivery (SED) service. The sender’s name will appear as This should be added to your approved or safe senders list in Outlook so you do not delete the email.

February 7, 2011

Potential delays to document delivery services at the British Library

by Debbie

Traces of asbestos have been found in storage buildings at the British Library in Boston Spa. This means some areas will be closed temporarily and certain services may be unavailable.

Work has started on the removal of the asbestos and will continue through 2011. Up to 30% of document delivery material may be affected.

However the British Library is prioritising universities such as Imperial College London for any document delivery requests they receive. The Library will of course be looking for other locations to fulfil document delivery requests if delays occur.

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