Using ARCHIVE for After-the-Fact Purchase of Archival Rights

The REDISTRIBUTE command grants after-the-fact permission to redistribute, within your worldwide organization, a specified number of printed or electronic copies of STN records. These records may be redistributed for knowledge sharing, but may not be archived or stored indefinitely unless you purchase the right to do so using the ARCHIVE command.

The REDISTRIBUTE command assumes that you have already displayed the STN records you wish to REDISTRIBUTE. Use the DISPLAY REDISTRIBUTE command to both display and redistribute your search results.

Other REDISTRIBUTE terms and conditions may apply to a particular database. Review the Usage Restrictions for the file from which you wish to purchase redistribution rights for more details.

 


To use the REDISTRIBUTE command, enter the file from which copies of database records are to be purchased. Then enter REDISTRIBUTE and answer the prompts. You will be prompted for the number of copies to redistribute and the number of records you wish to redistribute.

 

 


To avoid STN prompts, enter REDISTRIBUTE followed by the number of copies that will be redistributed followed by the number of records. This parameter order is critical. The number immediately following the REDISTRIBUTE command indicates the number of copies. The next number indicates the total number of records to be redistributed.

 


Using the REDISTRIBUTE Command with Databases that Require Accession Numbers Using the REDISTRIBUTE Command with Databases that Require Accession Numbers

 

Using the REDISTRIBUTE Command with Databases that Require Accession Numbers

 

Some databases may require accession numbers for the records that were copied for redistribution. Enter the accession numbers using commas or spaces as separators. View the List of STN Databases Participating in The STN Information Keep & Share Program to see which databases require accession numbers for REDISTRIBUTE.

 


If the answers to be redistributed are in an L-number that is active for the current session, and you have not used the DISPLAY REDISTRIBUTE command to redistribute the answers, then you can redistribute after-the-fact by specifying the L-number and answer numbers within the L-number rather than entering the individual accession numbers. There is no prompt for the L-number. The L-number must be entered on the command line.

 

 
The answers may be specified as:
a single answer number Example: 10
several answer numbers Example: 3,7,10
a range of answer numbers Example: 5-8
a combination of these Example: 3, 5-8
all the answers Example: 1-


Using REDISTRIBUTE with Multifile Answer Sets Using REDISTRIBUTE with Multifile Answer Sets

 

 

The REDISTRIBUTE command can be used with multifile search results. When searching in multiple databases, you are prompted for the file name from which you wish to purchase redistribution rights if you do not supply an L-number, or if the L-number you supply contains answers from multiple databases.

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