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NLM ILL survey coming soon!

In early March, 2013, NLM will be inviting DOCLINE libraries to participate in a survey on interlibrary loan practices and needs of the health science libraries in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and Canada. The survey has 30 questions, with an estimated completion time of about 12 minutes. This is your opportunity to help shape resource sharing programs of the future!

NLM initiated this survey to investigate the reasons for the declining use of DOCLINE and current practices of libraries regarding resource sharing. The number of ILL requests entered into DOCLINE has decreased 46% since 2002, while Loansome Doc requests declined 68% in that same period. Your response to this survey is vitally important, and will help NLM to understand the resource sharing needs of librarians in the NN/LM and Canada, and how best to meet those needs now and in the future! The invitation email will be sent via SurveyMonkey to the address of each library’s ILL contact reported in their DOCLINE institution record. If the listed ILL contact has previously opted out of receiving emails from SurveyMonkey, please contact DOCLINE to receive a link to the survey.

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