Beginning October 1, 2006, with available FY2007 funds, you may request CISTI documents via ILL fee payment options or DTIC.
CISTI and FEDLINK have agreed to streamline their contracting process by using other existing contracts. This means CISTI will not be listed as one of the FEDLINK vendors when you register with FEDLINK for FY2007. Instead, you may use one of the ILL fee payment options (nos.1 & 2 below) if you wish to pay through FEDLINK.
1. Users of OCLC's Interlibrary Loan system may request and pay for CISTI documents requested OCLC's ILL Fee Management (IFM) option, sending the request to OCLC symbol "CAI.". Payment then takes place through your OCLC account, so be sure to allow sufficient funds in the OCLC account (Vendor ID "OC"). Now that OCLC Interlibrary Loan is billed on a subscription basis, there are no additional OCLC transaction charges for this option, just the cost of the CISTI document. For more information on how to pay for documents from CISTI via OCLC IFM and the OCLC ILL system, see www.oclc.org/resourcesharing/features/feemanagement/default.htm or use the tutorial at
CISTI has information about the IFM option and other frequently asked questions at
For assistance with the OCLC system and ILL IFM requests, contact Marla Chesler at FEDLINK, 202-707-4891 or [log in to unmask]
2. AOBC offers an ILL Fee Payment service (Vendor ID "IN"). For more information, contact AOBC at (201)767-7600.
3. The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) also provides access to CISTI Source and document delivery to registered private STINET users. For more information, contact DTIC at (703) 767-8180.
For more information about CISTI and your options, contact Christine Midwinter, Marketing Officer, CISTI, (800) 668-1222 or (613) 993-9225; email [log in to unmask] . Christine will be in touch with current FEDLINK customers of CISTI to learn what option you are choosing for FY2007.