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Gennai F., Abba L., Buzzi M., Balestri M. G., Mangiaracina S., Salamone P. Un gateway e-mail/web per il servizio di Document Delivery; An e-mail/web gateway for Document Delivery Service. In: AICA 2000 - XXXVIII Congresso Annuale: Le Tecnologie dell'Informazione e della Comunicazione come motore di sviluppo del Paese (Taormina, 27-30 settembre 2000). Atti, pp. 563 - 571. AICA, 2000.
This paper describes our experience in implementing an Internet Document Delivery Service (IDDS) based on an e-mail/web gateway. The proposed solution permits librarians to continue using the e-mail service to send large documents, but at the same time overcomes problems that users can encounter downloading large size files with e-mail agents. The library operator sends the document as an attachment to the destination address, on fly the e-mail server extracts and saves the attachments in a web-server this file and substitutes then with a new message part that includes the URL pointing to the saved document. The receiver can download these large objects using a user-friendly browser. This integration between electronic mail and web-services is useful for people such as library operators who need to send large files to Internet users and can be customized in order to be satisfying for different organizations.
Subject E-mail
Internet document delivery service
H.3.7 Digital Libraries

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