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Archive for August, 2006

An appeal to ILLiad Libraries regarding the DOCLINE Comments field

Monday, August 28th, 2006

As many of you know, the transfer of request information from DOCLINE into ILLiad is not always a smooth journey – data turbulence is not uncommon. More specifically, the DOCLINE “Comments” information goes awry in the transfer to the ILLiad “Special Instructions” field: that is, all of the DOCLINE “Comments” data appears in the ILLiad “Special Instructions” on-screen, but truncation occurs when the record is printed out.

This data oversight can be easily remedied by the lender (you!) verifying delivery method requests *before* the Request Form is printed out. To do this:

• Open the “Lending Request Form” in ILLiad
• Check the “Notes” field on the right side of the Form
• View the entire DOCLINE request by clicking anywhere in the white text-box in the upper right-hand corner
• Look at: (scroll below for image)
o “Comments” (near the bottom)
o “Alternate Delivery Method(s)” – since they do not transfer into ILLiad

All of the above should be done in the ILLiad client. This should not take you long in your day-to-day lending, and your borrowers (plus your RML!) will thank you for it – and once again, thank you for helping to foster good lending karma in DOCLINE!

Questions or concerns? Please email Patricia Devine.

ILLiad interface

Apply now for Electronic Document Delivery Funding

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

According to NLM statistics reported at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting in 2006, email delivery in DOCLINE has jumped from 4.5% to 44.51% in only 3 years. Do you want to start using email or web delivery of documents to your patrons? Is your scanner on its last legs, or do you need an upgraded version of the latest software? Three awards of up to $1,500 each are available from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) for DOCLINE libraries in AK, ID, MT, OR, and WA. This funding is to support implementation of Internet and/or Web EDD service or improvement of existing EDD services.

Applications can be made through the Electronic Document Delivery for DOCLINE Libraries Award Application web form. Before you fill it out, read the full award announcement at EDD Award Call for Submissions, Fall 2006. Contact Andrea Ryce at 800-338-7657 for more information.

Submissions are due October 1, 2006.

Free Access to Electronic Books Available via Entrez

Monday, August 14th, 2006

Yes, you have free access to the full text of more than 50 publications, using the familiar interface common to PubMed and other Entrez resources! When the Bookshelf first became available from NCBI, the textbooks in its collection were almost exclusively from the fields of molecular and cell biology. However, this is no longer the case. (more…)

Check Your Local Listing

Monday, August 14th, 2006

With the new contract come new NN/LM PNR Membership Certificates — and we want to send you a fresh new one for 2006-2011. To do so, we need to know if we have the correct information for your organization. Please visit this brief 2-question survey to confirm your listing or submit corrections: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=532952457628. Be one of the first 20 respondents and win a prize — a limited edition insulated lunch bag, complete with stylish NLM logo. What a fabulous addition to your workplace kit, no? (more…)