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DOCLINE is a service provided by The National Library of Medicine (NLM). As part of the National Institutes of Health, NLM is dedicated to providing information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care through its partnerships with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and major medical libraries throughout the world.
NLM Interlibrary Loan Service: Two Changes Effective January 1, 2018
In addition to using the National Library of Medicine (NLM) DOCLINE system, libraries can soon send interlibrary loan (ILL) requests to NLM via Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), saving libraries already using OCLC time and effort by integrating these requests into their existing workflows. The change gives libraries wanting to borrow materials from NLM three possible avenues for placing requests: DOCLINE, OCLC, and the NLM ILL Request Portal. DOCLINE, which has served medical libraries in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine since 1985, efficiently routed more than one million ILL requests in Fiscal Year 2017. As a national library, NLM will continue to serve as a library of last resort for ILL, meaning that libraries should first try to fill requests from local or regional libraries before submitting them to NLM.
In addition, NLM will raise the fee for filling an interlibrary loan request from $9.00 to $12.00. The long overdue price increase will help keep the NLM ILL service a national leader and ensure that NLM can continue to deliver efficient service and maintain a fast turnaround time to complete incoming requests.
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NLM AND PUBLISHERS LAUNCH EMERGENCY ACCESS INITIATIVE FOR LIBRARIES IMPACTED BY HURRICANES HARVEY AND IRMA
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) in response to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey which devastated Florida and several Caribbean islands, as well as parts of South Carolina, Texas, and Louisiana.
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