STN Information Keep & Share Program

How the Program Works and How Much It Costs

The STN Information Keep & Share Program allows STN users to electronically store (archive) and/or redistribute copies of STN search results to co-workers in their organization. An organization is defined as the worldwide company or legal entity by which the user is employed, including divisions, branches, subsidiaries, and affiliates, whether partially or wholly owned. With the STN Information Keep & Share Program, users may purchase archive and redistribution rights for their organization's needs and then receive the search results by a variety of delivery methods, through traditional STN and STN on the Web.

If you have any questions, contact the CAS Customer Center.

 


The following commands and command keywords for on-demand and after-the-fact purchases of record usage rights are available. On-demand means that you are purchasing record archival and redistribution rights as you display your search results. After-the-fact means that you have already displayed (and paid for) your search results and are purchasing archival and/or redistribution rights for these records.

 


How much does it cost?

The cost to purchase the archival or redistribution rights for STN search results is a flat surcharge per record.

This cost is calculated by taking the fee for the ALL display format of the record times a pricing multiplier determined by the number of "copies" or "users" requested. The multiplier tables for the ARCHIVE and REDISTRIBUTE commands and keywords are listed below.

ARCHIVE
Users
Multiplier
1-25
.5
26-200
2
201-500
5
501-1000
7
1001+
9

REDISTRIBUTE
Users
Multiplier
2-25
.5
26-200
2
201-500
5
500-1000
7
1001 +
9

Enter HELP COST within the desired file online to see a list of the per record ARCHIVE and REDISTRIBUTE surcharges for the database.

 


The charges for ARCHIVE and REDISTRIBUTE are rolled into the DISPLAY charges when you enter DISPLAY COST online.

 

 


To view the detailed DISPLAY, ARCHIVE, and REDISTRIBUTE charges, enter either DISPLAY COST BRIEF (detailed charges for the current file) or DISPLAY COST FULL (detailed charges for all files in your online session).