Using PRINT REDISTRIBUTE for On-Demand Purchase of Redistribution Rights for Hardcopy or E-mail Delivery of Online Search Results

The PRINT REDISTRIBUTE command is used to both print STN search results for hardcopy or e-mail delivery and purchase the right to distribute 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 redistribution rights. Archiving for future access is allowed only if the ARCHIVE keyword is added to the PRINT REDISTRIBUTE command (e.g., PRINT REDISTRIBUTE ARCHIVE), or when the right to archive is purchased using the PRINT ARCHIVE or ARCHIVE commands.

PRINT REDISTRIBUTE allows you to redistribute search results in either electronic or printed form. Other REDISTRIBUTE 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 REDISTRIBUTE command, you must be in the file from which redistribution rights are to be purchased and you must have an L-number answer set to be printed. Then enter PRINT REDISTRIBUTE and answer the prompts. You will be prompted for the number of users who will receive the redistributed search results and the total number of records whose redistribution rights you wish to purchase.

 

You must supply the REDISTRIBUTE keyword on the PRINT command line in order to invoke the prompts for redistribution. The PRINT command does not prompt you for redistribution if you do not include the REDISTRIBUTE keyword on the command line.

 


A number following the REDISTRIBUTE keyword will be interpreted as the number of users who will have electronic or hardcopy access to the redistributed records. This parameter order is critical. The number immediately following the REDISTRIBUTE keyword indicates the number of user accesses.

 

 


Some databases may require reporting of accession numbers for the records that were redistributed. View the List of STN Databases Participating in the STN Information Keep & Share Program to see which databases require accession number reporting for REDISTRIBUTE. The accession numbers contained in the L-number used for the PRINT REDISTRIBUTE command will automatically be reported as required. You may add the ARCHIVE keyword to the PRINT REDISTRIBUTE 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 archiving of search results if you do not include the ARCHIVE keyword on the command line.

 

 

 


You may shorten REDISTRIBUTE to REDIST and ARCHIVE to ARC (e.g., PRINT REDIST ARC). You may also add a number following the REDISTRIBUTE keyword to indicate the number of users who will have redistributed electronic or hardcopy access to the records, as well as a number following the ARCHIVE keyword that indicates the number of users who will have archived 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.

 

 

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