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The Handbook has earned a reputation as a solid reference for amateur and professional astronomers alike

PDF security is becoming increasingly important to Learned Societies, Businesses and Institutional Bodies everywhere - the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada have chosen a cost-effective managed service solution from Drumlin Security for the secure distribution of the PDF version of their 2015 Observer’s Handbook.

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada ( has published a PDF version of its annual Observer’s Handbook for the first time this year, and software and services from Drumlin Security is being used to keep the file safe and secure. The Observer’s Handbook is one of Canada’s oldest scientific publications, having first appeared in 1907. It soon became a regular publication and now enjoys an annual print run of 8500 copies. The Handbook has earned a reputation as a solid reference for amateur and professional astronomers alike, even in this Internet age with information literally at our fingertips. As a benefit of membership, every RASC member receives a copy of the Handbook in the autumn of each year. To some, it is just another book, but to many, the receipt of a new edition of the Handbook is a happy day indeed. It is read by amateur and professional astronomers, scientists, teachers, students, campers, science writers and general readers alike.

“We at the RASC find the service from Drumlin easy to use and exactly answers our needs. We wanted a secure way to provide a PDF to our members, and Drumlin Security had all the tools to make it happen. The team at Drumlin were very cooperative and answered all our questions during our start-up period. A great experience!” James Edgar, President, The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

The PDF version of the Handbook has many advantages for RASC members: it is distributed in an extremely fast (immediate) manner, and is perfect for mobile usage in the field and in the classroom, but the copyright needs to be protected. “Drumlin Security is extremely proud to supply the PDF security solutions that The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada were looking for. Our technology enables people and companies to distribute their PDF files on their own terms, without having to worry about the content being duplicated or printed without permission. Drumlin Security helps customers secure thousands of documents around the world, and we’re always keen on assisting new clients who want to keep their PDF files safe.”

Drumlin Security Ltd is a UK company providing proven software and services that enable PDF format books to be sold and distributed securely throughout the world – via your own website or using hosting and ecommerce services.

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