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Now It’s Even Easier to Donate Journals to NLM!

Since April, 2009, NLM’s Journal Donation System has made it possible for libraries to determine whether NLM needs any volumes of the print journals they plan to discard. The system was designed for DOCLINE libraries and was restricted to titles listed in their DOCLINE holdings. On January 4th, 2013, NLM launched Version 2 of the system, and enhancements now make it possible for non-DOCLINE libraries to use the system! In addition, all libraries may now offer titles not owned by NLM. The system can be accessed directly, or by searching “Journal Donation System” on NLM’s home page. Once in the system, use the “Help” link for detailed instructions. For additional assistance, contact NLM at (301) 496-0081 or NLMJournalDonation@mail.nlm.nih.gov. NLM will pay shipping for needed volumes. To donate pre-1871 journal volumes, visit the NLM History of Medicine Division web site.

Since the inception of the online donation system in April 2009, a total of 8,230 gifts have been added to the collection. NLM hopes to build on the success achieved to date with the enhancements in Version 2!

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