The Distribution Services Division provides the University of Chicago Press's customer service, warehousing, and related services. The Chicago Distribution Center (CDC) began providing distribution services in 1991, when the University of Tennessee Press became its first client. Currently [ when? ] the CDC serves nearly 100 publishers including Northwestern University Press , Stanford University Press , Temple University Press , University of Iowa Press , University of Minnesota Press , and many others. Since 2001, with development funding from the Mellon Foundation , the Chicago Digital Distribution Center (CDDC) has been offering digital printing services and the BiblioVault digital repository services to book publishers. In 2009, the CDC enabled the sales of electronic books directly to individuals and provided digital delivery services for the University of Michigan Press among others. The Chicago Distribution Center has also partnered with an additional 15 presses, including the University of Missouri Press , West Virginia University Press , and publications of the Getty Foundation .