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EFTS Award- St. Mary Medical Center

We use EFTS for ILL transactions on a weekly basis. I would estimate our EFTS costs for the past year at approximately $900. Our usage has gone up very sharply over the past 1-2 years, as the Library has been increasingly promoted to physicians and staff, and with that have come many more search and ILL requests. The level of service we are able to provide our users (with just a solo librarian) is due in large part to Docline and EFTS. We have an excellent reputation for our short turnaround times even for challenging documents. With continued growth, we are having to spend much more on EFTS transactions than our budget will allow, taking away from our purchasing power for other resources. This award would support nearly 50% of our transactions in a year and allow us to allocate our funds toward other resources as we move to an increasingly online environment.

Saint Mary Medical Center
Medical Library
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Funded Dates: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 to Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Funding Amount: 
Consumers - General Public