The PRINT ARCHIVE command is used to both print STN search results for hardcopy or e-mail delivery and purchase the right to store STN records within your worldwide organization for the purpose of electronic or hardcopy access by a specified number of users at the same time. This is called On-Demand purchase of archival rights. Further redistribution is allowed only if the REDISTRIBUTE keyword is added to the PRINT ARCHIVE command (e.g., PRINT ARCHIVE REDISTRIBUTE), or when the right to redistribute is purchased using the PRINT REDISTRIBUTE or REDISTRIBUTE commands.
PRINT ARCHIVE allows you to store the STN records in perpetuity, or for the time allowed by the database producer. Records can be archived in either electronic or printed form. Other ARCHIVE terms and conditions may apply to a particular database. Review the Usage Restrictions for the file from which you wish to purchase archival rights for more details.
To use the PRINT ARCHIVE command, you must be in the file from which archival rights are to be purchased and you must have an L-number answer set to be printed. Then enter PRINT ARCHIVE and answer the prompts. You will be prompted for the number of users who will have electronic access to the records and the total number of records whose archival rights you wish to purchase.
You must supply the ARCHIVE keyword on the PRINT command line in order to invoke the prompts for archiving. The PRINT command does not prompt you for archive if you do not include the ARCHIVE keyword on the command line.
A number following the ARCHIVE keyword will be interpreted as the number of users who will have electronic or hardcopy access to the records. This parameter order is critical. The number immediately following the ARCHIVE keyword indicates the number of user accesses.
Some databases may require reporting of accession numbers for the records that were archived. View the List of STN Databases Participating in the STN Information Keep & Share Program
to see which databases require accession number reporting for ARCHIVE. The accession numbers contained in the L-number used for the PRINT ARCHIVE command will automatically be reported as required.
You may add the REDISTRIBUTE keyword to the PRINT ARCHIVE command line if you have a need to both archive and redistribute search results in electronic and/or hardcopy form. The PRINT command does not prompt you for redistribution of search results if you do not include the REDISTRIBUTE keyword on the command line.
You may shorten ARCHIVE to ARC and REDISTRIBUTE to REDIST (e.g., PRINT ARC REDIST).
You may also add a number following the ARCHIVE keyword to indicate the number of users who will have electronic or hardcopy archive access to the records, as well as a number following the REDISTRIBUTE keyword that indicates the number of users who will have redistributed electronic or hardcopy access to the records. This parameter order is critical. The number immediately following the ARCHIVE and/or REDISTRIBUTE keywords indicates the number of user accesses.