ERIC Number: ED071670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
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Lending Patterns Among Large Borrowing Institutions in KOMRML.
Monroe, Elizabeth Jean
During 1970 it became increasingly clear that with limited funds from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), some mechanism would have to be found to control the ever-increasing interlibrary loan (ILL) workload of the Kentucky-Ohio-Michigan Regional Medical Library (KOMRML). It was obvious that NLM could not completely support the document delivery or ILL program and that the KOMRML participating libraries were unable to do so. Some of the cost would have to be borne by the institutions using the system; large borrowers in particular. At the same time, it was necessary to insure access to documents for the medium and small user institutions. To arrange an equitable distribution of funded ILL requests for each institution it was decided to use an augmented quota as a control. The data contained in this study covers the original attempt to learn whether lending took place, by whom and to what extent, plus three six-month periods of data regarding which institutions among the original group lent how much to which other institutions. (Other documents regarding KOMRML are available as ED 035 422 through 035 424, ED 044 147 through 044 151, ED 048 889, 055 622, 060858 and 065153.) (Author/SJ)
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Sponsor: National Library of Medicine (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky, OH, Michigan Regional Medical Library, Detroit, MI.