This is a rather specific query, but as I am not aware of a discussion list/forum for users of the BL SED service, I thought I would try the lis-link and see what happens..
We use the BL SED service and get journal article requests delivered directly to our users. This works fine, by and large, for our staff, who have their own dedicated workstations, and also for students accessing these at home or via own laptops. However, we have a real problem with our workstations in LRCs, where students log in with a 'roaming profile' , because BL will be requiring all users of SEDs to use Adobe digital editions (instead of Adobe 7).
"From early 2009, the Digital Rights Management (DRM) software that provides the encryption for your SED documents will no longer be supported. From that time, Adobe Digital Editions will be required to receive SED documents. "
Our technical support has contacted an HE technical forum and received messages agreeing that this is a real problem (Bangor, Dundee, Napier, Lincoln and others), but I am just wondering why I have heard nothing from the libraries front. Is this an issue for colleagues, and if so, how are you handling it?
Pls pass this on to relevant colleagues - and apologies if this is of no interest to you! Thanks, Jane
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