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Archive for August, 2005

Introduction: Andrea Ryce, Resource Sharing/Network Coordinator

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

Andrea RyceHello! My name is Andrea Ryce and I am your new Resource Sharing/Network Coordinator for the Pacific Northwest Region. Although I am relatively new to DOCLINE, I am not at all unfamiliar with the Pacific Northwest or the NN/LM. I grew up in North Vancouver, BC and completed my MLIS at the University of British Columbia. From there I went to NLM as an Associate Fellow where I had the opportunity to work with Angela Ruffin, Keith Cogdill, Lisa Boyd, and an assortment of National Network staff. For the second year of my Associate Fellowship, I returned to the Pacific Northwest to work with Neil Rambo and others at the University of Washington Health Sciences Libraries. Needless to say, the past couple of years has taught me much about the role of librarians in the provision of health information. I hope I will get the opportunity to meet many of you in the near future. In the meantime, if you have any questions please contact me – Susan Barnes is proving a very patient and thorough teacher and she has promised to assist in questions that stump me (right Susan?).

That said, I will be at the 2005 Northwest Interlibrary Loan Conference in Portland, Oregon which is being held on September 15 & 16. I will be hosting a DOCLINE Interest Group from 12-1:30 pm on Thursday, September 15. And yes, there will be lunch! If you are unable to join me at the NW ILL Conference, I will be sure to see you at the 2005 PNC/MLA Annual Meeting.

Copyright: Launch of the Section 108 Study Group website

Friday, August 19th, 2005

What is Section 108?

Section 108 of the Copyright Act permits libraries and archives to make certain uses of copyrighted materials in order to serve the public and ensure the availability of works over time. Among other things, Section 108 provides limited exceptions for libraries and archives to make copies in specified instances for preservation, replacement and patron access (in other words, this is what makes Interlibrary Loan possible).

The Section 108 Study Group is a select committee of copyright experts, convened by the Library of Congress, and charged with updating for the digital world the Copyright Act balance between the rights of creators and copyright owners and the needs of libraries and archives. The website includes a link to Section 108 of the Copyright Act and various background papers and reports discussing issues pertinent to libraries and archives.

For more information, visit

Loansome Doc Passwords

Friday, August 5th, 2005

Loansome Doc Libraries,

Here are some suggestions for patrons encountering issues with the password reset feature in Loansome Doc: (more…)

NIH Public Access Update

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

In the latest SPARC Open Access Newsletter, Peter Suber reports that 340 papers have been submitted to PubMed Central by NIH-funded researchers. Eleven have been completely processed and are online, ready to read. Suber provides links to these articles (more…)