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Archive for February, 2013

NLM ILL survey coming soon!

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

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  to receive a link to the survey.


NN/LM New England Region moves to the main campus

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

On Friday, February 15, the NN/LM New England Region is moving from the Shrewsbury campus to the University of Massachusetts Medical School main campus in Worcester. If you need to reach the NER staff on Thursday or Friday, please email us at or call (800) 338-7657. Please note, it may take us longer to reply. We will reply as soon as we can. Thanks all!

Disaster Apps and Mobile Web Pages

Friday, February 8th, 2013

The National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center webpage of Disaster Apps and Mobile Web Pages was redesigned using responsive web design, which provides an optimal view across a range of devices – PC, tablet or smartphone. The content on the page automatically resizes and adjusts its content to fit the user’s device. NLM also used responsive design for its Gallery of Mobile Apps and Sites page.

DIMRC web page:

NLM Gallery of Mobile Apps:

[Announcement from Siobhan Champ-Blackwell]

NN/LM NER closed after noon today

Friday, February 8th, 2013

The NN/LM NER office is closed after 12 PM today due to the severe blizzard/nor’easter headed our way. We hope everyone is home, safe and warm. If you have an urgent matter, you can contact us at Thank you!

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