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Odyssey Stand-Alone for ILL

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.

Odyssey Address Book

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.

Good luck!

DOCLINE Training Class in Mobile, AL

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Tugger the DOCLINE mascot

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 (pgrier@hshsl.umaryland.edu) 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.

 

DLIP and EFTS Awards Recipients

Friday, August 6th, 2010

The Presbyterian Hospital, Robert Shafer Memorial Library (Albuquerque, NM) has been awarded a DOCLINE Library Improvement Award. The library will be purchasing a new integrated library system as part of its project.

The VA Cooperative Studies Clinical Research Pharmacy Coordinating Center (Albuquerque, NM) has been awarded an EFTS Assistance Award. The library is in the process of implementing full services and will be available in DOCLINE soon.

2010 MLA DOCLINE Update

Friday, June 11th, 2010

The PowerPoint presentations from the MLA 2010 DOCLINE Update and the NLM Sunrise Seminar are now available at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline/doclinepresentations.html.

DLIP and EFTS Awards Recipient

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center, Hot Springs, AR, has been awarded both the DOCLINE Library Improvement Project and the EFTS Assistance Award.

Congratulations to St. Joseph’s.

July SCR CONNECTions Recording Online

Friday, July 17th, 2009

The recording of the July 15 SCR CONNECTions web meeting “Introducing DOCLINE 4.0” is available online at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p14974846/. The recording is 34 mins 29 secs long.

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 10:30-11:30 AM CT.

Topic: Screencasting in Libraries
Time: August 19 2009, 10:30-11:30 AM Central Time
Link: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/scr/

NLM Presentations from MLA 2009

Friday, June 26th, 2009
All of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Presentations from the Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual Conference 2009 have been posted on the NLM Technical Bulletin.

MLA 2009: NLM® Online Users’ Meeting: Remarks
MLA 2009: NLM® Online Users’ Meeting: Questions and Answers
MLA 2009: NLM Online Users’ Meeting: PowerPoint® Presentations for Meeting Remarks, MedlinePlus®, and DOCLINE®
MLA 2009: NLM® Theater Presentations
MLA 2009: NLM® Update PowerPoint® Presentations

One topic covered in many of these presentations was the PubMed redesign. In developing the redesign concepts, NCBI has the following goals:

  • Make PubMed easier to use
  • Simplify the interface
  • Refresh the look of the site
  • Organize information better
  • Make “power features” readily accessible
  • Promote scientific discovery

DOCLINE Class at UNT HSC Library

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

The NN/LM SCR will be offering the class Getting the Best out of DOCLINE at the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center, Gibson D. Lewis Library, Fort Worth, TX on Monday, July 6, 2009 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Attendees will learn how to use the features of DOCLINE effectively. Additional topics include DOCLINE updates, reports, Loansome Doc and EFTS.

To register for the classes, go to: http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/register.html.

If you have any questions, please contact Re Mishra at ruicha.mishra@exch.library.tmc.edu or 713-799-7880.

NLM Journal Donation Program

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is launching a new program to ensure that its holdings of journals, indexes, and other serials are as complete as possible.  Your library can help by donating print volumes that you no longer wish to retain. If you are a DOCLINE library, use the new Web-based system at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/journaldonation/ to find out what NLM needs.

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Classes in Alexandria, LA

Friday, February 13th, 2009

The NN/LM SCR will be offering the following classes at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center/AHEC Learning Resource Center, Pineville, LA on Thursday, April 30.

April 30, 2009
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Keeping up with NLM’s PubMed

With a hands-on approach, this class will show attendees how to use the features of PubMed effectively. Attendees will be able to describe the contents of PubMed; formulate basic search strategies; display, print, and save results in various formats; revise and refine searches; and use special features such as Related Articles, Link to journals, Citation Matcher, and Clinical Queries. The instructor will demonstrate online searches and students, at computers connected to the Internet, will be invited to follow along. Time for individual practice will be provided.

April 30, 2009
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Getting the Best Out of DOCLINE

Attendees will learn how to use the features of DOCLINE effectively.  Additional topics include DOCLINE upgrades, reports, Loansome Doc and EFTS.

To register for the classes, go to: http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/register.html.

If you have any questions, please contact Re Mishra at ruicha.mishra@exch.library.tmc.edu or 713-799-7880.