Redistributing SDI Results
For example: you are responsible for your company’s monitoring of marketed pharmaceuticals, and need to be aware of any new publications which mention your products. To stay current, you are setting up an SDI in STN’s PV (pharmacovigilance) cluster, which includes ADISNEWS, CAplusSM, EmbaseTM and MEDLINE®. You wish to license the right to send copies of your weekly SDI results to 12 members of your team. What actions do you take?
- Make sure that all of your databases participate in the STN Information Keep and Share Program
- See the Databases Participating in the STN Information Keep & Share Program, and/or the Databases NOT Participating in the STN Information Keep & Share Program. In this case, all of the databases participate in the STN Information Keep & Share Program.
- Check the Usage Terms for each database. Enter each database and enter HELP USAGETERMS at the arrow prompt ( => ).
- When setting up your SDI, purchase redistribution rights as part of your SDI set-up:
=> sdi package
ENTER MULTIFILE SDI TYPE (MFILE) OR END: mfile
MULTIFILE SDI GENERAL PARAMETERS
ENTER MULTIFILE SDI REQUEST NAME ('AA057/S'), OR END: diclofenac/s
ENTER TITLE (NONE): Diclofenac PV
ENTER COST CENTER (NONE) OR NONE: NONE
ENTER METHOD OF DELIVERY (EMAIL), ONLINE OR RSS: EMAIL
ENTER EMAIL ID: email@example.com
ARCHIVE ANSWERS? Y/(N):N
REDISTRIBUTE ANSWERS? Y/(N):Y
ENTER TOTAL NUMBER OF COPIES FOR REDISTRIBUTION (?):12
ENTER MAXIMUM NUMBER OF HITS TO BE DELIVERED PER FILE (100):100
You have purchased the rights to redistribute your SDI results to 12 members of your team. There is no need to keep track of how many records each database contributed to your weekly SDI delivery or to capture any other usage statistics.
NOTE: If you wish to have SDI results delivered directly from STN to each of your team members, enter their individual e-mail addresses in response to the ENTER EMAIL ID question. Answer NO in response to the REDISTRIBUTE ANSWERS question, because additional licensing is not then necessary. The REDISTRIBUTE option is usually cheaper.