Secure Electronic Delivery
The majority of journal article requests may now be delivered directly to your PC via Secure Electronic Delivery (SED)
SED for Document Supply items is for University of Bedfordshire level 3 under graduates, postgraduate researchers and staff.
To use this service you are required to use University e-mail. Check on a regular basis for the email from the British Library with the subject heading British Library - Secure Electronic Delivery from the email address email@example.com
You will need to install FileOpen. FileOpen is a free plugin for Adobe Reader and is recommended by the British Library for sending articles as PDF attachments to university email accounts
Installing the Software
Download the plugin here http://fileopen.bl.uk
To check that the plugin is working download the test document (http://fileopen.bl.uk)
For more information on FileOpen http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/atyourdesk/docsupply/help/receiving/deliveryoptions/electronic/fileopen/
Make your Request
Go to the Forms page and complete the appropriate form
Save your request
On receipt of a SED e-mail you are strongly advised to choose the Save option (rather than Open) from the download dialogue box. This way you will have access for 14 days. If you just Open the document it will be lost when you close it. You may print it once.
If you want a print out from a University printer you are strongly advised to NOT open the article from a laptop. Webprint cannot print from secure PDFs. Open the articles on a University PC rather than using a personal laptop (save as described above).