Thursday, December 17, 2020

Docline: Connecting Librarians for 35 Years!


Ever since I started working in health science libraries back in the early 1990s, I have been grateful for the National Library of Medicine's gift of Docline, which has made inter library loan so much easier and practical the last 35 years.  It really has helped health science libraries impact quality patient care, quickly and efficiently, oftentimes for no extra cost.  

Thanks you NLM for providing Docline and the networks of health science libraries that make it work so well.  We are all better together!

From the NLM's Musings from the Mezzanine Blog:

Guest post by Lisa Theisen, Head of NLM’s Collection Access Section and Elisabeth (Lis) Unger, NLM DOCLINE Team Lead

It’s been 35 years since NLM’s interlibrary loan (ILL) request routing system, DOCLINE®, was launched with a goal of enabling medical libraries to get biomedical literature into the hands of people who need it as efficiently and quickly as possible. Today, DOCLINE continues to be used daily by nearly 2,000 hospital, academic, military, public, and other libraries that place approximately one million requests a year, including requests for newly published research not freely available online.   Read more ...

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