ERIC Number: ED035422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
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Interlibrary Loan Requests for Biomedical Literature Originating from Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan Institutions. Papers and Reports, No. 1.
Monroe, Elizabeth Jean; Pings, Vern M.
The first step in the services to be developed by the Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan Regional Medical Library (KOMRML), established under the Medical Library Assistance Act of 1965, is that of improving the document delivery service now provided by the 10 biomedical resource libraries which make up KOMRML. The study reported here was undertaken to determine (1) what interlibrary loan (ILL) services are now provided by participating libraries, (2) if changes in existing services will result with the establishment of service areas, and (3) what part of the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) ILL service can be taken over by KOMRML. All interlibrary loan requests received by participating libraries and NLM (except those received by TWX) were analyzed. The results of this study point to two main considerations for those administering KOMRML. (1) The proposed referral network may or may not be a more efficient system than the existing laissez-faire one; the social value of the KOMRML document delivery system will have to be judged on its cost effectiveness in delivering documents dependably. The heavy users of ILL service in Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan are hospitals; equal access to the library resources to all hospitals would appear to be of prime concern to KOMRML. (Author/JB)
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Sponsor: National Library of Medicine (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky, OH, Michigan Regional Medical Library, Detroit, MI.