Archive for the ‘DOCLINE’ Category
Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
Update: August 14: 9:30AM all NLM systems were restored.
Beginning at 6:00PM, ET, Wednesday, August 13, 2014, the National Library of Medicine will begin a systems shutdown to allow for the emergency repair of the chilled water supply to the NLM Data Center. These systems may be restored as early as 8:00 AM ET Thursday, August 14, 2014, but possibly as late as 11:00 AM.
Most of the databases and systems on the NLM network are expected to be impacted.
Please check the NLM website for updates.
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Are you weeding your collection? Don’t immediately throw the journals away. Check with NLM to see if they need missing journals.
NLM’s Journal Donation System makes it possible for libraries to determine whether NLM needs any volumes of the print journals they plan to discard. The system can be used by DOCLINE and non-DOCLINE libraries to offer any title, including titles not owned by NLM. The system can be accessed at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/journaldonation/ or by searching “Journal Donation System” on NLM’s home page. In the system, click on “Help” for detailed instructions. For additional assistance, contact NLM at (301) 496-0081 or NLMJournalDonation@mail.nlm.nih.gov . NLM will pay shipping for volumes we need. To donate pre-1871 journal volumes to the History of Medicine Division, see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/donate.html.
Since the beginning of the online donation system in April 2009, over 10,000 gifts have been added to the collection. With the help of libraries planning to discard journal volumes, NLM can build on the success achieved to date.
Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
NLM ILL survey coming soon!
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. 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 very important and will help us to understand the resource sharing needs of librarians in the NN/LM and Canada, and how NLM can best meet those needs now and in the future. We look forward to your participation.
The survey has 30 questions that we estimate will take about 12 minutes to complete.
NLM will be sending the invitation email 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 at https://docline.gov/docline/help/contact_nlm/ask.cfm to receive a link to the survey.
Friday, December 7th, 2012
The NN/LM SCR pleased to announce staff changes.
Karen Vargas, who has served as the Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator since 2003, has taken on a new position as the NN/LM SCR Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator. In this role, she is responsible for outreach activities focusing on community colleges and allied health schools; evaluation and needs assessment efforts in the Region and document delivery activities (including DOCLINE). She will continue her role as the Oklahoma State Liaison.
Cheryl Rowan, who has served as the Public Health Coordinator since 2009, will now serve as the Consumer Health Coordinator. In this role, she is responsible for outreach activities to public libraries and consumers. She will continue her role as the Texas State Liaison.
Monday, June 4th, 2012
Join us Wednesday, June 20, 2012 from 10:30 – 11:30 am (CT) for the NN/LM SCR’s monthly webinar, SCR CONNECTions.
This month’s topic will be “NLM Updates from MLA.” Select highlights from the recent Medical Library Association (MLA) annual meeting will be covered including recent changes to PubMed, NIHSeniorHealth, DOCLINE, and more. MLA CE will be available for the June SCR CONNECTions.
Webinars are conducted via the Adobe Connect web meeting system. Join the webinar using the following URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/scr/. Once you enter the online meeting room, follow the instructions on the screen to have the system call you on your telephone.
Test your connection before joining with Adobe using the following URL: https://admin.acrobat.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.
This webinar is available for 1 hour of Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. If you cannot attend the live webinar, it will be recorded and archived for viewing at a later date.
Thursday, November 17th, 2011
The NN/LM SCR is pleased to announce that the Research Medical Library at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is now a Resource Library in the South Central Region. Resource Libraries play a crucial role in the provision of health information to health care providers and consumers. Resource Libraries have significant collections and current acquisitions and provide document delivery service, including referrals. They contribute to and maintain serial holdings data, participate in DOCLINE and in other regional programs. Each Resource Library has a designated subregion in which it concentrates its services.
Congratulations to MD Anderson!
Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
From the National Library of Medicine:
The “National Maximum Charge” that limited Resource Libraries to charging $11 for DOCLINE interlibrary loan was recently 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 the copyright law.
NLM recently removed the $11 limit because we had received multiple requests from Resource Libraries who stated they were unable to recover their costs at $11 per article. Additionally, Resource Libraries were permitted to charge above the $11 limit via surcharges which caused confusion among network members in regards to the expected charge. The removal of the National Maximum permits all libraries in the Network to charge cost recovery based fees.
As a point of reference on lending, during the previous contract period of May 2006-May 2011, Primary Access Libraries filled nearly 43% of the DOCLINE requests. Resource Libraries filled just over 31% of the requests. “Other” libraries borrowed lent just over 22% of requests.
We recommend that libraries changing their fees provide adequate notice to their regular borrowers, and through regional lists. Borrowers may wish to review their Routing Tables. Borrowers unable to find a lender can route requests to NLM, whose base ILL fee remains unchanged at $9.
If libraries need assistance with Routing Tables, searching for lending partners, or other aspects of DOCLINE, please contact Re Mishra.
Thursday, May 26th, 2011
The annual DOCLINE Update was conducted by Maria Collins at the 2011 Medical Library Association (MLA) Meeting. The most immediate announcement affecting libraries concerned the national maximum cost. Starting May 1, 2011, Resource Libraries are no longer limited by the national maximum of $11. They may now charge based on their cost recovery needs. The removal of the national maximum was implemented due to the large number of requests received by NLM from Resource Libraries to increase the maximum.
For more information on the DOCLINE Update, read the MLA blog posting by Katie Zybeck. Slides from the DOCLINE update will be posted on the NLM website in the near future.
Thursday, March 17th, 2011
By Ronetta Mills, ILL Specialist
Texas Tech University Health Science Center (TTUHSC) Library in Amarillo, TX
Libraries should consider implementing Odyssey Stand-Alone, a document transfer system for Interlibrary Loan. Many Resource Libraries and other large libraries are already using Odyssey within their ILLiad Resource Sharing Management software. Libraries not using ILLiad can download the free Odyssey Stand-Alone software from Atlas Systems. With it you can send documents via FTP (file transfer protocol) from computer to computer using the internet IP address.
At TTUHSC, we have been using Odyssey Stand-Alone for approximately 6 months now. The system works well with our existing scanner and twain driver and the interface is very easy to use. Each library that receives your Odyssey transmissions must also have the Odyssey software and their delivery address must first be entered into your system’s address book area. Once the entry is complete, it is just a click to choose the borrower from the list and scan the document.
Some hesitate to use the Odyssey Stand-Alone version because it comes without technical support. But there is a listserv (Odyssey-L) monitored by the manufacturer with great diagnostic and troubleshooting information. There is also a FAQ page with answers to all the questions I’ve encountered so far.
For libraries already using Ariel Interlibrary Loan Document Transmission software, Odyssey Stand-Alone can be run on the same computer using the same scanner and printer as Ariel software. It may be necessary to shut down Ariel while scanning with Odyssey – Ariel will monopolize the scanner – but Odyssey can receive right along with Ariel on the same equipment.
Monday, March 14th, 2011
A DOCLINE Onsite Training Class: Getting the Best Out of DOCLINE jointly sponsored by the Southeastern Atlantic (SE/A) and the South Central Region (SCR) Regional Medical Libraries will be offered in Mobile, AL on April 14, 2011. The University of South Alabama Biomedical Library will host it.
The class will cover institutional record administration, serial holdings, request/lend, routing tables (including library groups), while incorporating recent DOCLINE 4.5 improvements.
Although the class is available to any NN/LM current DOCLINE user, priority will be given to SE/A and SCR network members with “active” DOCLINE accounts.
If you are interested in attending, please send PJ Grier (email@example.com) an email with your contact information and TYPE: “DOCLINE CLASS – UNIV OF SOUTH ALABAMA” in the subject line.
Placement will be made on an “as received” basis.
The class will run from 1PM to 4PM on April 14, 2011 and will carry MLA 3CE.