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DOCLINE Version 4.9 Released!

NLM released DOCLINE 4.9 today, September 25, 2012. Although this new version is largely a maintenance release, there are several new borrowing features. The Release Notes are available and the key points are summarized below. (more…)

Julie Kwan Receives the 2012 MLGSCA Louise Darling Achievement Award!

On April 18, 2012, Julie Kwan was named the 2012 MLGSCA Louise Darling Achievement Award recipient at the MLGSCA Business Meeting. (more…)

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Introduces Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries

by Stephen Kiyoi, Second Year NLM Associate Fellow
NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region
UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library

On February 3, 2012, the UCLA Library proudly hosted the inaugural event introducing the much anticipated ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries. This code, created by the academic library community and reviewed by an outside panel of distinguished copyright experts, provides a guide to academic librarians as they manage risks and make important decisions for their institutions. The UCLA event featured Peter Jaszi, Professor of Law, at American University’s Center for Social Media, and Brandon Butler, Director of Public Policy Initiatives, at the Association of Research Libraries. Following is a summary of the main points of copyright, fair use, and the code. The complete code document is availalbe on the ARL web site. (more…)

More Membership Changes

We hope that all network members who responded to the membership renewal project have received their certificates in the mail.  Last December, we published a Latitudes article announcing several membership changes.  We’ve added a few more changes to that list. (more…)

Membership Changes

A hearty “thank you” to all Network Members that responded to our membership renewal drive!  Very early in the new year, we will send out the new 2011-2016 membership certificates with an accompanying acknowledgement letter. (more…)

DOCLINE 4.7 Released With New Medical Serials Print Preservation Program Feature!

DOCLINE 4.7 was released on September 28, 2011. The major enhancement to this version of DOCLINE was the introduction of changes to the serial holdings module in support of MedPrint, a new NLM and NN/LM national cooperative medical serials print retention program. MedPrint seeks to ensure the preservation of and continued access to selected biomedical journals in print. The program is open to participating DOCLINE libraries in the U.S. (more…)

Resource Sharing in the New NN/LM Contract for 2011-2016

We have posted the new National Network of Libraries of Medicine Resource Sharing Plan for 2011-2016, which provides policy and guidance for the future. The network of DOCLINE libraries continues to provide essential resource sharing services for the benefit of health professionals and consumers throughout the U.S. (more…)

Change to ILL National Maximum Base Cost

The “National Maximum Charge” that limited Resource Libraries to charging $11 was removed as a requirement for Resource Libraries in the NN/LM contracts for 2011-2016. The change was effective May 1, 2011. As needed, Resource Libraries may raise ILL fees to recover costs. Primary Access Libraries and Other libraries were already able to charge fees necessary for cost recovery. As always, all charges and provided services must comply with copyright law. (more…)

Welcome new EFTS members!

There are now 214 EFTS members in the Pacific Southwest, representing 63% of our DOCLINE libraries! Here’s a chart showing our growth. (more…)

A DOCLINE Milestone — the 30 millionth request, filled by a PSR Resource Library!

October 19, 2010, marked the 30 millionth DOCLINE request – and it was filled by one of our Resource Libraries, the Savitt Medical Library of the University of Nevada, Reno. (more…)