Answered By: ILL Team
Last Updated: 06 Jun, 2018     Views: 20

From 1 June 2018 the Interlibrary Loans team will be introducing a new service for receiving articles electronically, called DRM Lite. 

The current way of accessing Interlibrary Loan articles means that your document can only be opened and saved onto one computer, using Adobe reader and a plugin called File Open.

The benefits to the new and improved service include:

  • The documents will be locked to the user rather than a machine.  So if your computer breaks down you will still have access!
  • Documents will also be able to be viewed on mobile devices and tablets.
  • You will need Adobe Reader 10 or above.
  • There will be no need to download extra software like plugins.

The British Library's DRM Lite service is an electronic delivery method that allows the British Library to supply securely encrypted documents and ensure the item is used only as permitted by the rights holder. Users will need to register, with a username and password, for the On Demand service to access documents.

DRM Lite will only be available for articles that the British Library supplies.  If another library supplies the article, this will still need to be picked up from the Help Desk. 

The Interlibrary Loans team hopes that you will enjoy using the new and improved service.  If you have any questions or want further information it can be found on our interlibrary loan pages.