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Archive for the ‘Resource Sharing & Document Delivery’ Category

MedPrint: Medical Serials Print Preservation Program

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) are pleased to announce the launch of MedPrint,  a national cooperative medical serials print retention program, which will ensure the preservation of and continued access to selected biomedical journals in print.  The MedPrint program is open to all U.S. libraries in DOCLINE. (more…)

Sharing the S.T.O.R.E. at Birthingway College of Midwifery

Monday, June 27th, 2011

computer and scanner purchased with PNR Technology Improvement Award

photo by K. Constant

We received the following report from Kathryn Constant, Librarian at Birthingway College of Midwifery, who received a Technology Improvement Award from NN/LM PNR in the spring of 2010. You can be like Kathryn! Proposals for the next round of Technology Improvement Award funding are due on August 12. (more…)


Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Hello to all DOCLINE users. For a good summary of the DOCLINE Update given by NLM’s Maria Collins at the recent Medical Library Association annual meeting in Minneapolis, see the MLA blog posting by Katie Zybeck.

Please note that as of May 1, 2011, the national maximum charge of $11.00 per article has been lifted. If resource libraries need to raise fees to recover costs that is now possible. DOCLINE is still a reciprocal system emphazing low cost resource sharing whenever possible. If you have any questions about your routing tables or anything else regarding DOCLINE, please contact Patricia Devine at, or 206-543-8275.

Happy resource sharing!

NLM Announces Activation of the Emergency Access Initiative

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

In support of medical efforts in Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces the activation of the Emergency Access Initiative. The Emergency Access Initiative is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text articles from over 230 biomedical serial titles and over 65 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters.


National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division Has Several New Projects To Explore

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

The National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division recently announced the following new projects:

And, don’t forget: If you have a collection of unique historical health sciences materials, we would appreciate your filling out our survey – To learn more about the background of the survey, read the previous Dragonfly post.

Got Any Unique Historical Health Sciences Collections?

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Master and Two Students

Aristotle. Master With Two Students
[Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, ca. 1493]
Images From the History of Medicine, National Library of Medicine
Public Domain

Preserving health sciences materials is an important part of the National Library of Medicine‘s (NLM) mission.  In addition to its own large collections, the NLM has created a directory of historical materials to highlight unique collections at other institutions and to provide contact information to researchers wishing to access them.  The NLM has asked its Regional Medical Libraries to identify collections in each region that should be included in the Directory of History of Medicine Collections.  The collections described in this Directory database provide research and reference services to scholars interested in the history of the health sciences.  Some of the subjects include: dentistry, veterinary medicine, nursing, military medicine, and pharmacy.

Here’s where you come in!  We are asking organizations throughout our Network to participate in this effort by filling out a questionnaire, telling us whether they have relevant collections, or know of relevant collections in the Pacific Northwest.  Please go to this link to answer the brief  (4 question) online questionnaire –  Thank you  for your participation!

Email Gail Kouame or Cathy Burroughs at the Regional Medical Library if you have questions or want to share relevant information about this effort.

Office phone: 206-543-8262 or 1-800-338-7657.